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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1888

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   John Garand, American inventor (d. 1974) was born in the year 1888.  

Jan 04   Arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1908, 12) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)  

Jan 10   Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of grock, Switzerland, clown  

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of chester Conklin, Oskaloosa IA, actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed)  

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   Stephen Heller, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1888 death of john Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815)  

Feb 05   Anton Mauve, Dutch painter/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, dies at 49 in the year 1888.  

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

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