On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1881

Historical Events

  • Vienna's Ring Theater destroyed by gaslight fire, killing an estimated 384-1000 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Padraic Colum, Irish novelist and poet (Collected Poems), born in Columcille, County Longford, Ireland (d. 1972)
1881 Highlights

About December 8, 1881

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius