Birthdays in History in May 1849

  • May 3 Jacob Riis, Denmark, reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun)
  • May 3 Bernhard von B├╝low, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
  • May 5 Hambletonian, Chester NY, greatest standardbred horse
  • May 6 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, born in Philipsburg, Quebec (d. 1896)
  • May 22 Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)