On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1862

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)
1862 Highlights

About May 5, 1862

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus