On This Day

May 6, 1882 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
  • Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin

Birthdays in History

  • Wilhelm, the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, born in Marmorpalais, Potsdam, German Empire (d. 1951)

Deaths in History

  • Lord Frederick Cavendish, English politician who was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland in May 1882 and murdered only hours after his arrival in Dublin, dies at 45
  • Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin