On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1848

Famous Birthdays

  • Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet & nationalist revolutionary, born in Kalofer, Bulgaria (d. 1876)
  • Same Steele, Canadian soldier, born in Purbrook, Canada West (d. 1919)

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinando Orlandi, composer, dies at 73
1848 Highlights

About January 5, 1848

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn