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? 159 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus