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) and Democratic presidential candidate (1952, 56), 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? 120 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius