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 This day in History - May 31
430 Historic Events for May 31
1898

Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter

Birth
1898

Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)

Birth
1899

Leonid Leonow, writer

Birth
1899

Bronx acquires Keltch Memorial Park

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1899

-June 5] Conference of Bloemfontein fails

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1900

Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)

Birth
1900

US troops arrive in Beijing, help put down Boxer Rebellion

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1900

Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)

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1900

John Power, Irish baronet/whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle

Death
1900

James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1871-75), dies at 75

Death
1900

British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg

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1900

Piet de Law captures Lt-Col Spragges Irish Yeomanry

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1902

Ralph Walter Wood, composer

Birth
1902

Billy Mayerl, composer

Birth
1902

Henk Schaer, [Hendricus JM Schaareman], actor/conductor

Birth
1902

Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal

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1902

Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever

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1905

Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher

Birth
1905

Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger

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1906

Attack on King Alfonso XIII and Victoria von Battenberg in Madrid

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1906

King Alfonso XIII, assassinated in Madrid

Death
1906

Victoria von Battenberg, assassinated in Madrid

Death
1906

Hermann Schell, German theologist (Gott und Geist), dies at 56

Death
1907

Taxis 1st began running in NYC

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1907

Valston Hancock, British air marshal

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