On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1899

Historical Events

Scientific Discovery

Ernest Rutherford publishes his discovery of two different kinds of radiation (Alpha and Beta Particles)

  • The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Q Bryan, American voice actor, comedian and radio personality (Beulah, The Devil Bat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1959)
  • Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
  • [Friedrich] August von Hayek, Aust/British economist (Road to Serfdom)
1899 Highlights

About May 8, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus