On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1895

Historical Events

Historic Event

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

Famous Birthdays

  • Euphemia Giannini Gregory, Italian-American opera singer and educator (Curtis Institute), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • Hermann Schey, German-Dutch singer, born in Bunzlau, Silesia, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Photis Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, born in Ayvalık, Turkey (d. 1965)
1895 Highlights

About November 8, 1895

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 126 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio