What Happened on May 31, 1837

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest Daudet, French writer (White Terror)
  • Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", dies at 57

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi