On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1821

Famous Deaths

Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and Emperor of the French (1804-14, 1815), dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena, officially from stomach cancer but rumours of arsenic poisoning persist

1821 Highlights

About May 5, 1821

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 200 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus