On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1870

Famous Birthdays

  • Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer, born in Kamenice nad Lipou, Czech Republic (d. 1949)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas, French writer (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 68

  • David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas, dies at 82
1870 Highlights

About December 5, 1870

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius