Historical Events in May 1890

  • May 2 Territory of Oklahoma created
  • May 12 Louisiana legalized prize fighting
  • May 12 The first-ever official cricket County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.
  • May 13 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75

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May 13 Lord Salisbury offers Helgoland to Germany in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • May 14 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45

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May 14 British sailor David Beatty is promoted to sub-lieutenant

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • May 17 Clyde Fitch's "Beau Brummel" premieres in NYC
  • May 17 Comic Cuts, 1st weekly comic paper, published in London
  • May 17 Pietro Mascagni's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi

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May 24 Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • May 24 Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma
  • May 24 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
  • May 30 1st Dodger home run (Dave Foutz)