What Happened on May 1, 1873

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st US postal card issued

FireworksNotable Fireworks

Alexandra Palace opens on Queen Victoria's 54th birthday with a grand celebration including concerts, recitals and fireworks

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • Emperor Franz Joseph opens 5th World's Exposition in Vienna

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDavid Livingstone

David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone