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 This day in History - May 31
430 Historic Events for May 31
1696

John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius

Event
1696

Heinrich Schwemmer, composer, dies at 75

Death
1701

Alexander Cruden, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible

Birth
1727

France, England and Netherlands sign accord of Paris

Event
1740

Frederick-William I, King of Prussia (1713-1740), dies at 51

Death
1744

French troops conquer Kortrijk

Event
1744

Richard Edgeworth, writer, Bath

Birth
1753

Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader

Birth
1773

Ludwig Tieck, writer

Birth
1790

US copyright law enacted

Event
1802

Cesare Pugni, composer

Birth
1804

Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer

Birth
1806

Micha‰l FB baron von Melas, Austrian general, dies at 77

Death
1809

Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel, dies in battle at 33

Death
1809

Franz Josef Haydn, Austrian composer (Jahreszeiten), dies at 77

Death
1809

Franz Joseph Haydn, Vienna Austria, composer

Birth
1810

Horatio Seymour, Gov (Union), died in 1886

Birth
1817

Edouard Deldevez, composer

Birth
1817

Georg Herwegh, writer

Birth
1818

John Albion Andrew, Gov (Union), died in 1867

Birth
1819

Walt Whitman, West Hills, NY, poet (Leaves of Grass)

Birth
1821

Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore

Event
1832

variste Galois, French revolutionary/mathematician, dies at 20

Death
1836

HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope

Event
1837

Ernest Daudet, French writer (White Terror)

Birth