On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1848

Historical Events


InventionScientific Discovery

US President James K. Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming a gold discovery in California

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk

1848 Highlights

About December 5, 1848

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius