On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1854

Historical Events

  • British Commodore James Plumridge attacks Finnish settlements in Gulf of Bothnia, killing civilans and destroying British-owned goods.

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Smareglia, Italian composer, born in Pula, Austria-Hungary (d. 1929)
1854 Highlights

About May 5, 1854

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus