On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1879

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJames 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? 141 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio