What Happened on May 22, 1885

Historical Events

  • 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49

Famous Birthdays

  • Giacomo Matteotti, Italian Socialist Party leader, born in Fratta Polesine, Italy (d. 1924)
  • Julio Fonseca, Costa Rican composer, born in San José, Costa Rica (d. 1950)
  • Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral during World War II, born in Kitsuki, Ōita, Japan (d. 1957)
Born in 1885

Famous Deaths

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), dies at 83

1885 Highlights

About May 22, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini