Historical Events In 1888
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Aug 09 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45 on this day in history.
Aug 09 In the year 1888 hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
Aug 10 Johanna E F G (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actress (Saint Joan) on this day in history.
Aug 10 On this day in history nY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record
Aug 11 On this day in history california Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store)
Aug 11 Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh) in the year 1888.
Aug 12 Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour on this day in history.
Aug 12 Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes first motor tour on this day in history.
Aug 12 Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush) on this day in history.
Aug 13 John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV) in the year 1888.
Aug 15 In the year 1888 albert Spalding, composer
Aug 15 In the year 1888 the birth of T.E Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and author
Aug 17 James Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies on this day in history.
Aug 17 In the year 1888 monty Wooley, NYC, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner)
Aug 19 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins on this day in history.
Aug 19 On this day in history first beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins
Aug 19 On this day in history spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65
Aug 20 George Sklavos, composer on this day in history.
Aug 20 On this day in history longest US men's single tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80-game 1st-round contest
Aug 21 In the year 1888 simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70
Aug 21 William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine in the year 1888.
Aug 22 In the year 1888 violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
Aug 24 On this day in history rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
Aug 25 In the year 1888 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60)
Aug 25 Henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title on this day in history.
Aug 30 Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day in the year 1888.
Aug 31 First 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London in the year 1888.
Aug 31 Jack the Ripper claims his first victim as the body of Mary Ann Nicholls is found in London in the year 1888.
Aug 31 Mary Ann Nicholls, a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper on this day in history.
Aug 31 North Canterbury, New Zealand a 7+ earthquake in northern Canterbury, some 100 kilometers from Christchurch, caused the partial collapse of the cathedral's spire on this day in history.
Aug 31 In the year 1888 ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
Sep 01 In the year 1888 dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens
Sep 03 In the year 1888 east Africa Company political & commercial rights
Sep 04 George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak" on this day in history.