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 (d. 1911)
1855 Highlights

About May 8, 1855

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 168 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus