On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1910

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa
  • Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC
  • Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Avery Jones, British gastro-enterologist

Famous Deaths

Person of interestElizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, dies at 89