On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1900

Historical Events

  • Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDennis Gabor

Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-British engineer and physicist (invented holography, Nobel Prize 1971), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
Dennis Gabor

Famous Deaths

Person of interestStephen Crane

Stephen Crane, American novelist (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

Novelist Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane

1900 Highlights

About June 5, 1900

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini