May 8, 1899 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

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.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
  • [Friedrich] August von Hayek, Aust/British economist (Road to Serfdom)