On This Day

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 B├╝low, Chancellor of Germany, born in Klein-Flottbeck, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 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)
1849 Highlights

About May 3, 1849

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus