What Happened on June 5, 1900

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Gooden, novelist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-British engineer and physicist (invented holography, Nobel Prize 1971), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
Dennis Gabor

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane