On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Dwight F. Davis, American politician (49th United States Secretary of War) and founder of Davis Cup, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1945)
  • Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Tonhalle Orchestra), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1959)
1879 Highlights

About July 5, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer