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 This day in History - May 31
430 Historic Events for May 31
1908

Don Ameche, Kenosha WI, actor (Cocoon, Trading Places)

Birth
1908

C L "Boy" Johnson, cricketer (Test for S Africa 1895-96), dies

Death
1908

Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is 1st airplane passenger (Belgium)

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1909

Jan Lewando, British director (Marks and Spencer)

Birth
1909

Thor Thorvaldsen, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)

Birth
1909

1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)

Event
1910

Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC

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1910

Union of South Africa declares independence from UK

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1910

Francis Avery Jones, British gastro-enterologist

Birth
1910

Elizabeth Blackwell, Hastings, 1st woman doctor of medicine

Birth
1910

Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa

Event
1910

Elizabeth Blackwell, 1st woman physician, dies at 89

Death
1911

Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector

Birth
1912

Barbara Pepper, NYC, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Rogue Tavern)

Birth
1912

Dave O'Brien, Big Springs TX, actor (Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid)

Birth
1912

Henry M "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash)

Birth
1912

Martin Schwarzschild, US astronomer (evolution)

Birth
1912

US marines land on Cuba

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1913

Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)

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1913

17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified

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1913

Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral

Birth
1914

Akira Ifukube, composer

Birth
1914

Chic White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleve Indians, 6-1

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1915

An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London

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1915

Conrad W M‚ÄĚnnich, theologist (Branch of olive)

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