On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1880

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1951)

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin J. Hill, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 54
1880 Highlights

About January 5, 1880

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn