What Happened on December 5, 1859

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

Dion Boucicault's stage melodrama "The Octaroon" opens at The Winter Garden Theatre, NYC

Famous Birthdays

John JellicoeJohn Jellicoe (1859-1935)

1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet in World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Southampton, England

Born in 1859

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Poinsot, French mathematician and physicist (invented geometrical mechanics), dies at 82
1859 Highlights

About December 5, 1859

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius