On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1873

Historical Events

  • 1st US postal card issued
  • 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

1873 Highlights

About May 1, 1873

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus