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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1888

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of john Garand, American inventor (d. 1974)  

Jan 04   In the year 1888 birth of arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1908, 12)  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge)  

Jan 08   Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960) was born in the year 1888.  

Jan 10   Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks) was born in the year 1888.  

Jan 10   In the year 1888 birth of grock, Switzerland, clown  

Jan 11   Chester Conklin, Oskaloosa IA, actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1888

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 05   In the year 1888 henri Herz, composer, dies at a day before 85th birthday  

Jan 14   In the year 1888 stephen Heller, composer, dies at 74  

Jan 21   On this day in history stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83  

Jan 29   In the year 1888 edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75  

Jan 30   In the year 1888 asa Gray, US botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77  

Jan 31   John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815) died in the year 1888.  

Feb 05   Anton Mauve, Dutch painter/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Feb 13   On this day in history death of jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814)  

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