On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1878

Famous Birthdays

  • Louise Dresser [Kerlin], American actress (Maid of Salem), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • George B. Vashon, American, lawyer, academic and poet, first African American lawyer, dies of yellow fever at 54
1878 Highlights

About October 5, 1878

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 143 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra