On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1872

Historical Events

  • Ship the Mary Celeste is discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player, born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
1872 Highlights

About December 5, 1872

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius