On This Day

Historical Events in May 1835

  • May 5 King Leopold I of Belgium opens Brussels-Mechelen railway

Historic Publication

May 6 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).

Historic Publication

May 8 1st installment of Hans Christian Andersen "Fairy Tales" published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark

Historic Event

May 12 Charles Darwin visits the Panuncillo Copper Mine in North Chile

  • May 13 1st foreign embassy in Hawaii forms
  • May 20 Otto is named the first modern king of Greece