Sunday October 5, 1879
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 5, 1879: Day of the Week

October 5, 1879 was the 278th day of the year 1879 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 87 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

A person born on this day will be 144 years old today. If that same person saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $50,967.00 today.

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Here’s the October 1879 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1879 calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Who was born on October 5, 1879?

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Francis Peyton Rous, American pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1970)

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