May 1888 in History

Events in History

  • May 4 Italy & Spain sign military covenant

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May 7 George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • May 12 Crouching start 1st used by Charles Sherrill of Yale
  • May 13 DeWolf Hooper 1st recited "Casey at Bat"
  • May 13 Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Auréa" abolishing slavery
  • May 16 CPR opens Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • May 22 Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers

Birthdays in History

  • May 6 Emmanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73)
  • May 9 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
  • May 11 P A J Losecaat Vermeer, leader of Dutch High Council
  • May 11 Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
  • May 15 Jean Wahl, French philosopher
  • May 23 Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)
  • May 30 James A Farley, postmaster general (1932-38)

Deaths in History

  • May 17 Giacomo Zanella, Italian poet (b. 1820)