On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1846

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Oscar Hammerstein, German opera and playwright (Kohinoor), born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1919)

Famous Deaths

  • Giacomo Cordella, Italian composer, dies at 59