On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1864

Historical Events

  • Danish army begins its withdrawal from Danevirke to Dybbøl through driven snow, last time the Danes would occupy Danevirke, symbol of Danish identity
  • Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Teike, German military composer, born in Stettin-Altdamm, Pomerania (d. 1922)
1864 Highlights

About February 5, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius