On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1882

Famous Birthdays

  • Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics), born in Padua, Italy (d. 1982)

Person of interestRobert H. Goddard

Robert H. Goddard, American Rocket Pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1945)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard

1882 Highlights

About October 5, 1882

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 138 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra