Historical Events in May 1893

  • May 1 World Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
  • May 4 Cowboy Bob Pickett invents bulldogging
  • May 5 Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange
  • May 10 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25
  • May 10 Imperial Institute in London opens
  • May 11 Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
  • May 19 Heavy rain wash "quick clay" into a deep valley, kills 111 (Norway)
  • May 22 Montreal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game
  • May 27 Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland
  • May 31 Whitcomb Judson, Chicago, patents a hookless fastening (zipper)