What Happened on May 22, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)
  • Julio Fonseca, composer
  • Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral during World War II, born in Kitsuki, ┼îita, Japan (d. 1957

Famous Deaths

Person of interestVictor Hugo

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

Author Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo