On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1895

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated
  • Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London
  • Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days

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)