On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1886

Famous Birthdays

  • Felix Timmermans, Flemish painter and illustrator (Pallieter), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1947)
  • Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • Willem Drees, Dutch statesman of the Labour Party (PvdA) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands, born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
1886 Highlights

About July 5, 1886

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer