On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1821

Historical Events

  • Greek War of Independence: Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia

Famous Birthdays

  • William Henry Vanderbilt, American businessman, member of the Vanderbilt family, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1885)
1821 Highlights

About May 8, 1821

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 199 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus