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 This day in History - March 31
393 Historic Events for March 31
1838

L‚on Dierx, French poet

Birth
1839

Nikolay Przhevalsky, naturalist, explorer of east central Asia (OS)

Birth
1840

John Herbert Kelly, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

Birth
1841

1st performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B

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1844

Andrew Lang, Scotland, author (The Blue Fairy Book)

Birth
1847

Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer

Birth
1848

John Henry Roberts, composer

Birth
1849

Col John W Geary arrives as 1st postmaster of SF

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1850

US population hits 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%))

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1850

John Calhoun, dies at 68

Death
1854

Treaty of Kanagawa: Commodore Perry forces Japan to opens ports to US

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1854

Dugald Clerk, inventor (2-stroke motorcycle engine)

Birth
1855

Charlotte Bront‰, English author (Jane Eyre), dies at 38

Death
1861

Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans

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1862

Civil War action at Island #10 on Mississippi River

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1863

Battle of Grand Gulf MS and Dinwiddie Court House VA

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1865

Battle of Boydton, VA (White Oaks Roads, Dinwiddie C H)

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1865

Gen Pickette moves to 5 Forks, abandoning the defense of Peterburg

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1868

Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China

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1868

Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist

Birth
1870

1st black to vote in US (Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy NJ)

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1872

Arthur Griffith, Irish journalist, founder of Sinn F‚in

Birth
1872

Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet)

Birth
1877

British high director/governor sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown

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1877

Test Cricket debut of Fred "Demon" Spofforth, Aust v Eng MCG

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