On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1894

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • C. R. Swart, South African politician (1st State President of South Africa 1961-67), born in Winburg, Orange Free State (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Chief Gall, Sioux chief, commander at the Battle of Little Bighorn (b. 1840)