On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 878 AD

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Battle of Edington: Alfred the Great and his West Saxon army defeat Viking army of Guthrum the Old [earliest possible date]

List of Years

About May 6, 878 AD

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1144 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  • UK #1 Song: Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris