August 5, 1864 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut

Deaths in History

  • Griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26