On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1864

Historical Events

  • Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured
  • Spotsylvania campaign in US Civil War ends after 10,920 killed or injured

Famous Deaths

  • John Clare, English poet (Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery), dies at 70
1864 Highlights

About May 20, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus