On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1900

Historical Events

  • British troops under Gen Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAdlai Stevenson II

Adlai Stevenson II, American politician (US Ambassador to UN, 1961-65; Governor of Illinois, 1949-53; Democratic presidential candidate, 1952 & 1956), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1965)

US Governor and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Governor and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II
1900 Highlights

About February 5, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius