On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1864

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum")

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is finally opened in Bristol, England, 5 years after his death

Famous Deaths

  • George Boole, English mathematician (Boolean algebra), dies at 49