On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1842

Historical Events

  • City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours in Hamburg, Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, Austrian composer, born in Frauental, Styria, Austria (d. 1899)
1842 Highlights

About May 5, 1842

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 178 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus