On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1785

Famous Deaths

  • Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman, dies at 65
  • Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter, dies at 83
1785 Highlights

About May 8, 1785

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 235 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus