What Happened In May 1884 In History

Historical Events for May, 1884

  • 1st » Proclamation of the demand for Eight-hour day or eight-hour workday in the United States.
  • 1st » Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.
  • 20th » Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo becomes the king of the Zulu Nation.
  • 31st » The arrival at Plymouth of Tāwhiao, King of Māori people called Maoris, to claim the protection of Queen Victoria

Famous Birthdays on May in 1884

  • 1st » Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English politician, commander, and race car driver (d. 1964)
  • 5th » Chief Bender, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • 8th » Harry S. Truman, American colonel and politician, 33rd President of the United States (d. 1972)
  • 9th » Valdemar Psilander, Danish actor (d. 1917)
  • 19th » David Munson, American runner (d. 1953)
  • 21st » Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)
  • 23rd » Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist and demographer (d. 1965)
  • 27th » Max Brod, Czech journalist, author, and composer (d. 1968)
  • 28th » Edvard Beneš, Czech politician, 2nd List of Presidents of Czechoslovakia called President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1948)

Famous Deaths for May 1884

  • 12th » Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (b. 1824)
  • 13th » Cyrus McCormick, American businessman, co-founded the International Harvester e.g International Harvester Company (b. 1809)

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