On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1886

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British sailor David Beatty is promoted to midshipman

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEmily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson, American poet, dies at 55


1886 Highlights

About May 15, 1886

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus