Historical Events in May 1888

  • May 4 Italy & Spain sign military covenant
  • May 7 Edouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris
  • May 11 16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49
  • May 12 Crouching start 1st used by Charles Sherrill of Yale
  • May 13 DeWolf Hooper 1st recited "Casey at Bat"
  • May 13 Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei AurĂ©a" abolishing slavery
  • May 14 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00
  • May 16 CPR opens Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • May 22 Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers