On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1892

Historical Events

  • 1st successful auroral photograph made

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Morrison Chapin, American playwright, actress, (The Wild Westcotts), and screenwriter (The Sailor Takes A Wife), born in Shoals, Indiana (d. 1967)
  • Francesca Bertini, Italian actress (Odette, Assunta Spina), born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1985)
1892 Highlights

About January 5, 1892

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn