On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1874

Historical Events

  • Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England

Famous Birthdays

  • Horace Rawlins, English golfer (US Open 1895), born in Shanklin, Isle of Wight (d. 1935)
1874 Highlights

About August 5, 1874

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 146 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo