On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo, 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? 136 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini