What Happened on August 5, 1868

Famous Birthdays

  • Oskar Merikanto [Ala-Kanto], Finnish pianist, organist, and composer, born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1924)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (discovered flint tools in the gravels of the Somme valley), dies at 79
1868 Highlights

About August 5, 1868

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 154 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo