What Happened on May 15, 1891

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms
  • Jules Massenet's opera "Griselde" premieres in Paris
  • Operations begin at Philips & Co in Holland
  • Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Rerum novarum

Famous Birthdays

  • Chief Nipo T Strongheart, US Native American actor (Pony Soldier), born in Yakima, Washington
  • David Vogel, Ukraine, author (Huwelijksleven)
  • Fritz Feigl, Austrian chemist (spot tests)
  • Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian playwright/novelist (Black Snow)