On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1808

Historical Events

The Third of May 1808

Day depicted by Spanish painter Goya in his "The Third of May", painted 1814

  • Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia
  • Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are fired upon near Príncipe Pío hill
1808 Highlights

About May 3, 1808

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 213 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus