On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1935

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
  • National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Calvin Trillin, American author (New Yorker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter and writer, born in Makeyevka, Ukrainian SSR

Famous Deaths

  • Frans, [MJ Francois] Erens, literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78