What Happened on March 5, 1849

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th US President

Famous Deaths

  • David Scott, Scottish painter (b. 1806)
  • Mary Lyon, American educator and activist for woman's higher education (founded and first principal of Mt Holyoke Female Seminary), dies at 52
1849 Highlights

About March 5, 1849

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 174 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces