On This Day

Historical Events in May 1882

  • May 6 Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration

Historic Event

May 6 Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria

  • May 6 Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin
  • May 8 David Belasco's "La Belle Russe" premieres in NYC
  • May 9 Telegraph Hill RR Co (Cable Cars) in San Francisco organized
  • May 13 Toba indians kill 20 members of French expedition in Argentina, including explorer Jules Nicolas Crevaux

Historic Event

May 15 May Laws-Tsar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania

  • May 16 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
  • May 20 Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy sign the Triple Alliance

Theater Premiere

May 20 Henrik Ibsen's play "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago

  • May 20 Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
  • May 23 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa
  • May 27 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5