On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1778

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Washington appoints Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Inspector General of the Continental Army

Major General of the Continental Army Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Major General of the Continental Army
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

1778 Highlights

About May 5, 1778

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 242 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus