On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1885

Suicide Woman Floats To Safety

Historical Events

  • Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • Pavel Křížkovský, Czech choral composer and conductor (Sts. Cyril and Methodius), dies at 65
1885 Highlights

About May 8, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus