On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1859

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohn Jellicoe

John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet in World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Southampton, England (d. 1935)

British Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe
British Admiral of the Fleet
John Jellicoe

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Poinsot, French mathematician and instrument maker, dies at 82
1859 Highlights

About December 5, 1859

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius