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1888George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"

May 1888 Historical Events
Date Event
May 4
Italy & Spain sign military covenant 
May 7
Edouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris 
May 7
George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera" 
May 11
16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49 
May 12
Crouching start 1st used by Charles Sherrill of Yale 
May 13
DeWolf Hooper 1st recited "Casey at Bat" 
May 13
Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Auréa" abolishing slavery 
May 14
14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00 
May 16
CPR opens Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC 
May 22
Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers 
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