What Happened on May 3, 1808

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Day depicted by Spanish painter Goya in his "The of 3rd of May" (painted 1814)
  • Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
  • Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are fired upon near Príncipe Pío hill.