What Happened on May 3, 1808

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Communication'The Third of May 1808' by Francisco de Goya

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