May 1882 in History

Events in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 6 Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 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
  • May 15 May Laws-Tsar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
  • May 20 Germany, Austria-Hungary and France sign Triple Alliance
  • May 20 Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago
  • May 20 Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
  • May 23 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa

Birthdays in History

  • May 4 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer
  • May 5 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
  • May 6 Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (d. 1951)
  • May 7 Willem Elsschot, [Alfons J de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend)
  • May 8 Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 9 Henry J. Kaiser, American ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam), born in Sprout Brook, New York (d. 1967)

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Henry J. Kaiser
  • May 9 George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
  • May 13 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, born in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise (d. 1963)
  • May 19 Mohammed Mosaddeq, Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)
  • May 20 Sigrid Undset, Norwegian novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
  • May 29 Doris Ulmann, American photographer
  • May 31 S├índor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (d. 1956)

Deaths in History

  • May 6 Frederick Cavendish, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
  • May 6 Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
  • May 13 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer, murdered at 35
  • May 29 Vasily Perov, Russian painter (b. 1833)