On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1905

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Orville and Wilbur Wright's make a circling flight on "Flyer III" of 24.2 miles (38.9 kms) in 39 minutes and 23 seconds

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Wilbur Wright

Famous Birthdays

  • Harriet E MacGibbon, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1991)
1905 Highlights

About October 5, 1905

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 116 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra