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What Happened on May 8, 1881

Historical Events


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Henry Morton Stanley signs the first of many contracts with the Congolian monarch

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley

1881 Highlights

About May 8, 1881

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus