What Happened on May 31, 1900

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, Dutch politician, Governor-General of Dutch East Indies (1872-75), dies at 75
  • John Power, Irish baronet and whiskey manufacturer (Powers Whiskey), dies in battle
1900 Highlights

About May 31, 1900

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini