On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1895

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated

Jewish Artillery Officer Alfred Dreyfus
Jewish Artillery Officer
Alfred Dreyfus
  • Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Cotten, American musician, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (d. 1987)
  • Jeannette Piccard, American high-altitude balloonist & Episcopal priest, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
1895 Highlights

About January 5, 1895

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn