What Happened on February 5, 1831

Historical Events

  • Jan van Speyk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp to avoid capture by the Belgian, killing about 30

Famous Deaths

  • Jan van Speyk, Dutch naval hero, commits suicide by blowing up own gunboat to avoid capture during Belgian Revolution at 29
1831 Highlights

About February 5, 1831

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 192 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius