On This Day

May 20, 1882 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy sign the Triple Alliance
  • Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen

Birthdays in History

  • Sigrid Undset, Norwegian novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)