Today in History for May 1869
Events 1 - 7 of 7
1st - Folies Bergere opens in Paris
4th - The Naval Battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.
10th - Golden Spike driven, completes Promontory Pt Ut-Transcontinental RR
15th - National Woman Suffrage Association forms
16th - Cincinnati Reds play their 1st baseball game, win 41-7
18th - Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan.
26th - Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Birthdays 1 - 6 of 6
2nd - Tyrone Power Sr, London England, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band)
5th - Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949)
6th - Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/archivist
11th - Francisco Lacerda, composer
18th - Ruprecht, crown prince of Bavaria/general-fieldmarshall
19th - Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State
Deaths 1 - 2 of 2