On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1889

Historical Events

  • Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Johnston, Pennsylvania when the South Fork Dam, located on the Little Conemaugh River fails

Famous Birthdays

  • Athene Seyler, British actress (Make Mine Mink), born in London, England (d. 1990)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Polish pianist, and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski (38) weds Polish baroness, social activist, and humanitaran Helena Maria von Rosen (32) in Warsaw

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
1889 Highlights

About May 31, 1889

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini