On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1894

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Employed by Thomas Edison, William K.L. Dickson films first boxing match at West Orange, New Jersey, an exhibition between world heavyweight champion James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, dies at 73
1894 Highlights

About September 8, 1894

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo