On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1879

Famous Deaths

James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (speed of light), dies of abdominal cancer at 48

1879 Highlights

About November 5, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio