May 31, 1837 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History


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