Chinese residents are forcibly expelled from many U.S. cities including Tacoma and Seattle, Washington.
First female mayor, Suzanna Madora Salter, elected in Argonia, Kansas.
Severe drought on the Plains destroys cattle and grain.Wabash v. Illinois
Workers at McCormick Harvester Company strike in Chicago.
Streetcar strike in New York City.
Massacre of twenty blacks in Carrollton, Mississippi.
First May Day demonstrations for the eight-hour workday.Yick Wo v. Hopkins
; laws which impact different groups unequally are discriminatory.
Immigration of Chinese to Hawaii ends.Apache leader Geronimo is captured; remnants of the Apache tribe are assigned small reservations in the Southwest.
Founding of American Federation of Labor (AFL).
New York CIty United Labor Party founded.
Haymarket Massacre: bomb explodes in Haymarket Square, Chicago, and police open fire on Anarcho-Communist protestors (May 4).