On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1851

Historical Events

  • First public flushing toilets the 'Monkey Closets' unveiled by George Jennings as part of The Great Exhibition at Hyde Park, London, costing one penny
  • Great Exhibition opens in the Crystal Palace, at Hyde Park, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer (Prvi put s ocem na jutrenje) and psychiatrist, born in Šabac, Serbia (d. 1891)
1851 Highlights

About May 1, 1851

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 170 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus