On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1788

Famous Birthdays

  • Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)

Person of interestRobert Peel

Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British Prime Minister (Tory/Conservative/Peelite: 1834-35; 1841-46), founder of the British Conservative Party and founder of the modern police force (Bobbies), born in Ramsbottom, England (d. 1850)

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel

1788 Highlights

About February 5, 1788

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 232 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius