December 5, 1859 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History


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

Deaths in History

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