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 This day in History - May 31
430 Historic Events for May 31
1870

E J DeSemdt patents asphalt pavement

Event
1870

Congress passes 1st Enforcement Act (rights of blacks)

Event
1872

Charles G Abbot, US, astronomer (Constant Sun)

Birth
1872

William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote)

Birth
1875

Italo Montemezzi, composer

Birth
1878

US Congress accept decrease in dollar circulation

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1878

German battleship Grosser Kurfurst sinks, 284 killed

Event
1879

1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition

Event
1879

Madison Square Garden opens

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1879

Mark Hambourg, composer

Birth
1880

League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle assn), forms in Newport RI

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1883

French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar

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1884

Dr John Harvey Kellogg patents "flaked cereal"

Event
1887

Gunnar Olof Bjā€¯rling, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Vilande Dag)

Birth
1887

Saint-John Perse, France, poet/diplomat (Nobel 1960) [or Mar 31]

Birth
1888

Jack Holt, US, golddigger/actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone)

Birth
1889

Athene Seyler, London, actress (Make Mine Mink)

Birth
1889

Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn

Event
1891

Work on trans-Siberian railway begins

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1892

Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-Reich organization leader

Birth
1892

Louis Fourestier, composer

Birth
1892

Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]

Birth
1892

Willem Ravelli, baritone singer

Birth
1894

Fred Allen, Cambridge Mass, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show)

Birth
1897

Margalo Gillmore, London, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society)

Birth