Historical Events In 1888
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Aug 09 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45 in the year 1888.
Aug 09 On this day in history 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 On this day in history bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour
Aug 12 Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes first motor tour on this day in history.
Aug 12 On this day in history marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush)
Aug 13 John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV) in the year 1888.
Aug 15 On this day in history albert Spalding, composer
Aug 15 The birth of T.E Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and author in the year 1888.
Aug 17 In the year 1888 james Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies
Aug 17 Monty Wooley, NYC, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner) on this day in history.
Aug 19 In the year 1888 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins
Aug 19 In the year 1888 first beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins
Aug 19 In the year 1888 spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65
Aug 20 George Sklavos, composer in the year 1888.
Aug 20 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 in the year 1888.
Aug 21 Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70 in the year 1888.
Aug 21 On this day in history william Seward Burroughs patents adding machine
Aug 22 In the year 1888 violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
Aug 24 In the year 1888 rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
Aug 25 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60) on this day in history.
Aug 25 Henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title on this day in history.
Aug 30 On this day in history lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day
Aug 31 On this day in history first 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London
Aug 31 In the year 1888 jack the Ripper claims his first victim as the body of Mary Ann Nicholls is found in London.
Aug 31 On this day in history 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
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 in the year 1888.
Aug 31 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano) in the year 1888.
Sep 01 Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens on this day in history.
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.