On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1879

Historical Events

  • George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole
1879 Highlights

About September 5, 1879

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo