Historical Events in May 1858

  • May 4 War of Reform (Mexico); Liberals establish capital at Vera Cruz

Conference of Interest

May 8 American abolitionist John Brown holds antislavery convention

  • May 11 Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state
  • May 15 Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden, London
  • May 22 ConfederaciĆ³n Granadina (now Colombia) forms

Theater Premiere

May 28 Dion Boucicault's play "Foul Play" premieres in London

  • May 30 Hudson's Bay Company's rights to Vancouver Island revoked