On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1909

Historical Events

  • Colombia recognizes Panama's independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
  • Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician (Regular Expressions), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
1909 Highlights

About January 5, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn