On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1889

Famous Birthdays

  • Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business), born in Greensburg, Indiana (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Ericsson

John Ericsson, Swedish-American inventor (screw propeller, rotating turret), dies at 85

Mechanical Inventor John Ericsson
Mechanical Inventor
John Ericsson

1889 Highlights

About March 8, 1889

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces