On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1895

Historical Events

  • China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki

Famous Birthdays

  • Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
  • Fulton J Sheen, America bishop (Life is Worth Living), born in El Paso, Illinois
  • James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • Jose Gomez, [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter
1895 Highlights

About May 8, 1895

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus