On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
  • Walter Long, American actor (Moby-Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol), born in Nashua, New Hampshire (d. 1952)
1879 Highlights

About March 5, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces