Historical Events In 1888
Thursday, 17 June 2021
Aug 09 On this day in history charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45
Aug 09 Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter on this day in history.
Aug 10 In the year 1888 johanna E F G (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actress (Saint Joan)
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 In the year 1888 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) on this day in history.
Aug 15 Albert Spalding, composer on this day in history.
Aug 15 On this day in history the birth of T.E Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and author
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) in the year 1888.
Aug 19 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins in the year 1888.
Aug 19 First beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins in the year 1888.
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 on this day in history.
Aug 21 Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70 on this day in history.
Aug 21 In the year 1888 william Seward Burroughs patents adding machine
Aug 22 Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue) in the year 1888.
Aug 24 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies on this day in history.
Aug 25 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60) on this day in history.
Aug 25 In the year 1888 henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title
Aug 30 Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day on this day in history.
Aug 31 In the year 1888 first 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London
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 in the year 1888.
Aug 31 In the year 1888 ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
Sep 01 Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens in the year 1888.
Sep 03 East Africa Company political & commercial rights in the year 1888.
Sep 04 George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak" in the year 1888.