What Happened on May 23, 1873

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st Preakness Stakes: G. Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43 at Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Canada's North West Mounted Police Force forms (it didn't get the "Royal" until 1904)
  • Postal cards sold in San Francisco for 1st time

Famous Birthdays

  • Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism)