What Happened on May 31, 1900

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg
  • Piet de Law captures Lt Col BE Spragges, 13th Battalion Irish Imperial Yeomanry
  • Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
  • US troops arrive in Beijing, help put down Boxer Rebellion

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1871-75), dies at 75
  • John Power, Irish baronet/whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle