On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1906

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Kathleen Kenyon, English Archaeologist who excavated Jericho (the oldest known continuously occupied human settlement that has been inhabited for the last 11,000 years), dies at 72
1906 Highlights

About January 5, 1906

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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