On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1753

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, father of Mexican independence, born in PĂ©njamo, Guanajuato, Viceroyalty of New Spain (d. 1811)

Person of interestPhillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley, American poet who was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman, born in West Africa (d. 1784)