On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1840

Famous Birthdays

  • Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
  • John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
1840 Highlights

About February 5, 1840

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius