On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1862

Historical Events

  • Battle of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Union forces prevent Confederate attempts to capture the city

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", born in Leicester, England (d. 1890)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Williams, US Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 47
1862 Highlights

About August 5, 1862

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo