What Happened on May 20, 1882

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy sign the Triple Alliance
  • Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
  • Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago

Famous Birthdays

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