On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1859

Historical Events

  • 1st steamboat the North Star sails up the northern Red River, America

Famous Birthdays

  • DeWitt Bristol Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer), born in Wilson, New York (d. 1905)
1859 Highlights

About January 5, 1859

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn