On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1882

Historical Events

  • Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration

Historic Event

Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria

  • Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

  • Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian composer (Gergana), born in Plovdiv (d. 1931)
  • Wilhelm, the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, born in Marmorpalais, Potsdam, German Empire (d. 1951)

Famous Deaths

  • Lord Frederick Cavendish, English politician who was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland in May 1882 and murdered only hours after his arrival in Dublin, dies at 45
  • Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
1882 Highlights

About May 6, 1882

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus