On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1886

Historical Events

  • The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fires upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.

Famous Birthdays

  • Manuel Borguno, Spanish composer and pedagogue, born in RubĂ­ (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61
1886 Highlights

About May 5, 1886

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus