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 (d. 1979)
  • James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • Jose Gomez [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter
Born in 1895
1895 Highlights

About May 8, 1895

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus