What Happened on December 5, 1859

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, born in Southampton (d. 1935)

British Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe
British Admiral of the Fleet
John Rushworth Jellicoe

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82