May 31, 1900 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg
  • Piet de Law captures Lt Col BE Spragges, 13th Battalion Irish Imperial Yeomanry
  • US troops arrive in Beijing, help put down Boxer Rebellion

Birthdays in History

  • Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)

Deaths in History

  • James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1871-75), dies at 75
  • John Power, Irish baronet and whiskey manufacturer (Powers Whiskey), dies in battle