Historical Events in May 1889

  • May 1 2nd International Congress calls for 1st International Workers Day 1st May 1890 to mark protests in Chicago in 1886
  • May 1 Bayer introduces aspirin in powder form (Germany)
  • May 2 Abyssinian Emperor Menelik II and Italy sign Treaty of Wichale

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May 6 Exposition Universelle (World Fair) opens in Paris with the completed Eiffel Tower

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • May 9 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
  • May 10 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5
  • May 14 The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London.
  • May 18 Jules Massenet's opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris

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May 28 Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin
  • May 29 August Strindberg's "Hemsoborna" premieres in Copenhagen
  • May 31 Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn