On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1854

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (d. 1920)
  • Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

Famous Deaths

  • Soimonov, Russian general, dies in battle of Inkermann