On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1723

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohn Witherspoon

John Witherspoon, Scottish-American president of the College of New Jersey who signed the Declaration of Independence, born in Gifford, Scotland (d. 1794)

Presbyterian Minister John Witherspoon
Presbyterian Minister
John Witherspoon

1723 Highlights

About February 5, 1723

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 298 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius