On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1839

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGeorge Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer, United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars, born in New Rumley, Ohio (d. 1876)


1839 Highlights

About December 5, 1839

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius