May 1, 1884 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Construction begins on Chicago 1st skyscraper (10 stories)
  • Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.

Weddings in History

  • "Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin