Lady Godiva & Madison Square Garden

Godiva (god gift ), often referred to as Lady Godiva, was an 11th century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially as The Garden, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan and located at 8th Avenue, between 31st and 33rd Streets, situated on top of Pennsylvania Station. 5.0/5

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Today in History for May 31st: 1678 – Lady Godiva's procession through Coventry begins. 1790 – The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790. 1862 – During the American Civil War Peninsula Campaign: Battle of Seven Pines or (Battle of Fair Oaks) – Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston & G.W. Smith engage Union forces under George B. McClellan outside Richmond, Virginia. 1864 – During the American Civil War Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – The Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee engages the Army of the Potomac under Ulysses S. Grant and George Meade. 1879 – Gilmores Garden in New York, New York is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue. 1889 – Johnstown Flood: Over 2,200 people die after a dam fails and sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 1911 – The hull of the ocean liner RMS Titanic is launched. 1916 ...
Today in History: May 31 1433 Sigismund is crowned emperor of Rome. 1678 The Godiva procession, commemorating Lady Godiva's legendary ride while naked, becomes part of the Coventry Fair. 1862 At the Battle of Fair Oaks, Union General George B. McClellan defeats Confederates outside of Richmond. 1879 New York's Madison Square Garden opens its doors for the first time. 1889 Johnstown, Pennsylvania is destroyed by a massive flood. 1900 U.S. troops arrive in Peking to help put down the Boxer Rebellion. 1902 The Boer War ends with the Treaty of Vereeniging. 1909 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) holds its first conference. 1913 The 17th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for direct election of senators, is ratified. 1915 A German zeppelin makes an air raid on London. 1916 British and German fleets fight in the Battle of Jutland. 1928 The first flight over the Pacific takes off from Oakland. 1941 An armistice is arranged between the British and the Iraqis. 1955 Th ...
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