On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1805

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCharles Cornwallis

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British general and colonial administrator (leading British general in the American War of Independence), dies of fever at 66

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis
General and Colonial Administrator
Charles Cornwallis

1805 Highlights

About October 5, 1805

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 215 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra