On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1868

Famous Birthdays

  • Oskar Merikanto, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, 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? 152 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo