On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1865

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st US train robbery (North Bend, Ohio)

Famous Birthdays

  • Felicjan Szopski, Polish composer, born in Krzeszowice, Poland (d. 1939)
  • Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (Ten Days in a Mad House), born in Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania (d. 1922)