On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1839

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist ("O! Canada"), born in Saint-Placide, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • Francis Warre-Cornish, English scholar and writer (d. 1916)
1839 Highlights

About May 8, 1839

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus