On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1885

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDoc Durant

Doc Durant [Thomas C. Durant], American financier and railroad promoter (Transcontinental Railroad-Union Pacific), dies at 65

Financier and Railroad Promoter Doc Durant
Financier and Railroad Promoter
Doc Durant

1885 Highlights

About October 5, 1885

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra