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)
Born in 1872
1872 Highlights

About December 5, 1872

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius