May 1877 in History

Events in History

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May 5 Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • May 7 Cincinnati Enquirer first uses term "Bullpen" to indicate foul territory
  • May 8 1st Westminster Dog Show held
  • May 9 Mihail Kog─âlniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
  • May 12 Ottawa Rough Riders 1st outside competition vs Britannia
  • May 13 Caesar Franck's "Lesson Eolides" premieres
  • May 16 May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
  • May 17 Edwin T Holmes installs 1st telephone switchboard burglar alarm

Birthdays in History

  • May 3 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (d. 1925)
  • May 26 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
  • May 26 Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)

Deaths in History

  • May 6 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (b. 1804)
  • May 29 John Lothrop Motley, (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63