On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1908

Historical Events

  • 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2

BoatGreat White Fleet

Great White Fleet arrives in San Francisco
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American naval ships leave Virginia on December 16, 1907, the first day of their two-year voyage
American naval ships leave Virginia on December 16, 1907, the first day of their two-year voyage

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • Kurt Böhme, German bass, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1989)
1908 Highlights

About May 5, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus