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What Happened on May 31, 1819

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Person of interestWalt Whitman

Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass) and volunteer nurse during the Civil War, born in West Hills, New York (d. 1892)

Poet and Nurse Walt Whitman
Poet and Nurse
Walt Whitman

1819 Highlights

About May 31, 1819

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 201 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini