On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South
  • Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone, approx 60,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Lumière, French inventor, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895, born in Besançon, France (d. 1948)