On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1885

Famous Birthdays

  • Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (Shell-Haus in Berlin), born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Hans Cloos, German geologist and pioneer in the study of granite tectonics (the deformation of crystalline rocks), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1951)
  • Tomoyuki Yamashita [Yamashita Tomobumi], Imperial Japanese general dubbed "Tiger of Malaya", born in Ōtoyo, Kōchi, Japan (d. 1946)

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes Kneppelhout [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71
1885 Highlights

About November 8, 1885

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio