What Happened on May 5, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
  • Great White Fleet arrives in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

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