On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1894

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • E. C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye), born in Chester, Illinois (d. 1938)
  • James Thurber, American humorist (Men, Women & Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1961)

Famous Deaths

  • Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (b. 1821)
  • Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71