On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1583

Historical Events

  • Humphrey Gilbert claims Newfoundland for the British crown, the first English colony in North America and the beginning of the British Empire
1583 Highlights

About August 5, 1583

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 438 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo