What Happened on May 8, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ernest Rutherford publishes his discovery of two different kinds of radiation (Alpha and Beta Particles)

  • The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor (d. 1959)
  • Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
  • [Friedrich] August von Hayek, Aust/British economist (Road to Serfdom)