What Happened on May 5, 1862

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo
  • Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Elskamp, Belgian author and poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1931)