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

Dennis Gabor

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

Famous Deaths

Stephen Crane

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

1900 Highlights

About June 5, 1900

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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