On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1879

Historical Events

  • 1st automatic telephone switching system patented

Famous Birthdays

  • Clyde Cessna, American aviator and airplane manufacturer, born in Hawthorne, Louisiana (d. 1954)
1879 Highlights

About December 5, 1879

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius