On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1865

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Felicjan Szopski, Polish composer, born in Krzeszowice, Poland (d. 1939)

Person of interestNellie Bly

Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (Ten Days in a Mad House), born in Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania (d. 1922)

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly

1865 Highlights

About May 5, 1865

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus