On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1894

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
1894 Highlights

About December 8, 1894

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius