What Happened on February 5, 1840

Famous Birthdays

  • Hiram Maxim, American-British inventor (Maxim gun, 1st automatic machine gun), born in Sangerville, Maine (d. 1916)
  • John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish vet and inventor (pneumatic rubber tire), born in Dreghorn, Scotland (d. 1888)
Born in 1840
1840 Highlights

About February 5, 1840

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius