On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1886

Historical Events

  • US general strike for 8-hour working day begins

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)
  • Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56
1886 Highlights

About May 1, 1886

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus