Historical Events in May 1882

  • May 6 Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration

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May 6 Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria

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  • May 6 Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
  • May 8 David Belasco's "La Belle Russe" premieres in NYC
  • May 9 Telegraph Hill RR Co (Cable Cars) in San Francisco organized
  • May 13 Toba indians killed 20 members of French expedition
  • May 15 May Laws-Tsar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
  • May 16 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
  • May 20 Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance
  • May 20 Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago
  • May 20 St Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
  • May 23 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa
  • May 27 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5