On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1869

Historical Events

  • A strong hurricane known as the Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Maritime Canada. Incredibly British naval officer Stephen Martin Saxby predicted the storm 10 months earlier in December 1868 via astronomy.
  • Man-made tunnel under St. Anthony Falls, Minnesota collapses, threatening the Minneapolis riverfront
1869 Highlights

About October 5, 1869

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra