What Happened on May 3, 1849

Historical Events

  • The May Uprising in Dresden begins - the last of the German revolutions of 1848

Famous Birthdays

Bernhard von BülowBernhard von Bülow (1849-1929)

Chancellor of the German Empire (1900-09), born in Klein-Flottbeck, Germany

  • Bertha Benz [Cacilie Bertha Ringer], German inventor, automotive pioneer and wife of fellow automotive inventor Karl Benz, born in Pfrozheim, German Confederation (d. 1944)
  • Jacob Riis, Danish-American social reformer and "muck raking" reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1914)
Born in 1849
1849 Highlights

About May 3, 1849

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus