On This Day

June 5, 1900 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History


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

Deaths in History


Person of interestStephen Crane

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

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane