On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1846

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
1846 Highlights

About May 8, 1846

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 174 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus