On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1859

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas De Quincey, English writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater), dies at 74
1859 Highlights

About December 8, 1859

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius