On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1799

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt

1799 Highlights

About June 5, 1799

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 221 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini