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What Happened on May 3, 1808

Historical Events


Battle of InterestThe Third of May 1808

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

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The Third of May 1808, by Francisco de Goya
The Third of May 1808, by Francisco de Goya
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  • 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? 212 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus