On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1894

Historical Events

  • Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBilly Bishop

Billy Bishop, Canadian First World War flying ace, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1956)

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1982)
  • Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher
1894 Highlights

About February 8, 1894

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius