On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1879

Historical Events

  • Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Rigby, British actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), born in Ashford, Kent, England (d. 1951)
1879 Highlights

About February 5, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius