On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1709

Historical Events

Great Frost of 1709

The Great Frost begins during the night, a sudden cold snap that remains Europe's coldest ever winter. Thousands are killed across the continent and crops fail in France.

1709 Highlights

About January 5, 1709

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 313 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn