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What Happened on May 8, 1855

Famous Birthdays

  • John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, born in Chicago, Illinois
1855 Highlights

About May 8, 1855

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus