Historical Events in May 1892

  • May 1 US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, San Francisco Bay
  • May 11 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
  • May 14 Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
  • May 19 Charles Brady King invents pneumatic hammer
  • May 19 National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded
  • May 20 George Sampson patents clothes dryer
  • May 20 Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria forms
  • May 21 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • May 22 Dr Washington Sheffield invents the toothpaste tube

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May 28 Sierra Club formed by John Muir and others in San Francisco, for conservation of nature

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
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