Historical Events in May 1901

  • May 1 Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox
  • May 1 Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League
  • May 1 Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo
  • May 3 Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida
  • May 8 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Philadelphia 12-4
  • May 8 A British appointed commission estimates today that some 1,250,000 Indians have died after a severe drought, lasting since 1899
  • May 9 Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
  • May 9 The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, though the first working session will not be until 21 May
  • May 9 A financial panic begins in the USA following the struggle between two groups to control the railroads between the Great Lakes and the Pacific
  • May 12 US President McKinley visits San Francisco
  • May 16 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Priory School" (BG)
  • May 23 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21
  • May 23 Indians score 9 runs after 2 outs in 9th to beat Senators 14-13
  • May 23 Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent

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May 23 US captures leader of Filipino rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • May 24 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
  • May 28 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • May 28 Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)
  • May 30 Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated
  • May 31 At the opening of the Greek National Assembly, Prince George, High Commissioner of Crete, asks it to endorse the union of Crete with Greece; the proposal is later rejected