On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1854

Historical Events

  • Crimean War: British & French defeat Russian force of 50,000 at Inkerman

Famous Birthdays

  • Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins, born in LĂ©vis, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • Paul Sabatier, French chemist (Nobel 1912 - improving the hydrogenation of organic species in the presence of metals), born in Carcassonne, France (d. 1941)

Famous Deaths

  • Soimonov, Russian general, dies in battle of Inkermann
1854 Highlights

About November 5, 1854

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio