On This Day

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 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 21 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • May 22 Dr Washington Sheffield invents the toothpaste tube

Historic Event

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