Historical Events in May 1886

  • May 1 US general strike for 8-hour working day begins
  • May 3 M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC
  • May 4 Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
  • May 5 The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.
  • May 8 Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells first Coca-Cola (contained cocaine)
  • May 14 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
  • May 19 Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns' 3rd Symphony in C premieres
  • May 21 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
  • May 29 Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola