Historical Events in May 1868

  • May 9 Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres
  • May 9 The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded.
  • May 14 Japanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of NikkĊ.
  • May 15 Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt falls
  • May 16 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Dalibor" premieres in Prague

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May 16 US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson by one vote.

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • May 20 Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant
  • May 22 Train robbery at Marshfield, Indiana by the Reno Brothers Gang, who make off with $98,000
  • May 25 Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen
  • May 26 President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote
  • May 29 The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
  • May 30 'Decoration Day', later called Memorial Day, first observed in Northern US states
  • May 31 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio
  • May 31 Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris