What Happened on May 10, 1849

Historical Events

  • Astor Place Riot: Backers of American actor and working class hero Edwin Forrest attempt to disrupt British actor William McReady's performance at Astor Place Opera House in NYC; Military troops supporting police shoot at the crowd, killing between 22 and 31 [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, dies at 89
1849 Highlights

About May 10, 1849

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus