On This Day

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? 153 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo