On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1868

Historical Events

  • Japanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of NikkĊ

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMagnus Hirschfeld

Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician and gay rights advocate, born in Kolberg, Prussia (d. 1935)

Physician and Gay Rights Advocate Magnus Hirschfeld
Physician and Gay Rights Advocate
Magnus Hirschfeld

Famous Deaths

  • John Newton Brown, American publisher and Baptist teacher, dies at 64
1868 Highlights

About May 14, 1868

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus