On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1881

Historical Events

  • Phoenix, Arizona incorporates

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestThomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian and essayist (The French Revolution), dies in London at 85

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle

1881 Highlights

About February 5, 1881

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius