On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1884

Historical Events

  • William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (Manservant and Maidservant), born in Pinner, Middlesex, England (d. 1969)
  • Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer, born in Moravské Budějovice, Czech Republic (d. 1957)
1884 Highlights

About June 5, 1884

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini