On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1895

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London

Sports History

Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Cotten, American folk and blues guitarist and songwriter ("Freight Train"), born in Carrboro, 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? 126 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn