On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1882

Historical Events

  • Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy sign the Triple Alliance
  • Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen

Famous Birthdays

  • Sigrid Undset, Norwegian novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
1882 Highlights

About May 20, 1882

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 139 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus