What Happened On 5th May 1864 In History

May 5th (1864) was a Thursday. It's the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 5th May, 1864

  • » American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia or Spotsylvania County.

Famous Birthdays on May 5 in 1864

  • » Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (d. 1922)

May 5th Holidays in History

  • » Cinco de Mayo (Mexico and the United States)
  • » Christian Calendar of saints or Feast Day:
  • » Angelus of Jerusalem
  • » Edmund Ignatius Rice known as Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice
  • » Frederick III, Elector of Saxony called Frederick the Wise (Lutheran)
  • » Hilary of Arles
  • » Jutta of Kulmsee
  • » May 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Constitution Day (Kyrgyzstan)
  • » Public holidays in Thailand known as Coronation Day, commemorates the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950. (Thailand)
  • » Europe Day (Council of Europe)
  • » Feast of Saint George or Feast of al-Khadr or St. George (Palestinian people or Palestinian)
  • » Indian Arrival Day (Guyana)
  • » Public holidays in Denmark called Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • » Liberation Day (Netherlands)
  • » Lusophone e.g Lusophone Culture Day (Community of Portuguese Language Countries)

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