On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1895

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki

Famous Birthdays

  • Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
  • Fulton J Sheen, El Paso Ill, bishop (Life is Worth Living)
  • James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • Jose Gomez, [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter