On This Day

May 1876 in History

Events in History

  • May 2 The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria
  • May 10 Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia
  • May 13 Amersfoort-Zutphen railway opens

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May 17 7th US Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer leaves Fort Lincoln

  • May 25 1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)
  • May 26 HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
  • May 30 Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.

Birthdays in History

  • May 10 Ivan Cankar, Slavs author (Hlapec Jernej-Njegova Pravica)
  • May 12 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria
  • May 19 William King Gregory, Greenwich Village New York, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory)
  • May 27 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (Lenin: God of the Godless), born in Ludza, Russian Empire (d. 1945)

Deaths in History

  • May 7 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (b. 1795)
  • May 7 Franz Graf von Pocci, German founding director of the Munich Marionette Theatre (Punch and Judy), poet, and illustrator of children's literature (Viola Tricolor: In Picture and Rhyme), dies at 69
  • May 8 Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies
  • May 12 Henri-François-Alphonse Esquiros, French poet and writer (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63
  • May 12 Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary, brutally killed by the Turks (b. 1843)
  • May 19 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch statesman and historian, dies at 74
  • May 20 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old
  • May 20 Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies
  • May 24 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
  • May 26 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
  • May 27 Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies