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 This day in History - May 31
430 Historic Events for May 31
1837

Joseph Grimaldi, London, clown

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1837

Joseph Grimaldi, greatest clown (king of pantomime), dies at 57

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1837

William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

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1837

Astor Hotel opens in NYC, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria

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1837

Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

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1838

Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Wife at University)

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1847

Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens

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1849

L‚onard PJ du Bus de Gisignies, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 69

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1849

Last edition of Orange sheet "Journal de La Haye"

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1853

Elisha Kane's Arctic expedition leaves NY aboard Advance

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1854

Vatroslav Lisinski, composer, dies at 34

Death
1857

Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39)

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1859

Phila A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later

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1860

Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter (The Miner)

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1861

Mint at New Orleans closes

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1861

Emily Perkins Bissell, welfare worker (1st christmas seal drive, 1907)

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1861

Gen Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line

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1862

Robert Hatton, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 34

Death
1862

Battle of Seven Pines VA (Fair Oaks)

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1863

Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer

Birth
1864

Albert J M Bakker, Dutch actor (Teun the night watch)

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1864

Raid at Morgan's Kentucky

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1866

Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer

Birth
1868

1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio

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1868

Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris

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