On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1808

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Algeo Rowley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1892)
  • Winand Staring, Dutch geologist (Geology of Netherlands), born in Wildenborch, Vorden, Netherlands (d. 1877)
1808 Highlights

About October 5, 1808

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 213 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra