On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1869

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (founded the Swaraj Party), born in Bikrampur, British India (d. 1925)

Famous Deaths

  • Otis Tufts, American machinist and inventor who built printing machines, steam engines, firefighting equipment and invented the steam pile driver, dies at 65