Historical Events In 1888
Saturday, 26 September 2020
Aug 09 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45 in the year 1888.
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 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record in the year 1888.
Aug 11 California Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store) on this day in history.
Aug 11 Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh) on this day in history.
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 in the year 1888.
Aug 12 In the year 1888 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 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 in the year 1888.
Aug 17 On this day in history monty Wooley, NYC, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner)
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 On this day in history spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65
Aug 20 On this day in history george Sklavos, composer
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 On this day in history rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
Aug 25 On this day in history 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 in the year 1888.
Aug 30 In the year 1888 lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day
Aug 31 First 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London on this day in history.
Aug 31 On this day in history 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 In the year 1888 north Canterbury, New Zealand a 7+ earthquake in northern Canterbury, some 100 kilometers from Christchurch, caused the partial collapse of the cathedral's spire
Aug 31 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano) on this day in history.
Sep 01 Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens in the year 1888.
Sep 03 In the year 1888 east Africa Company political & commercial rights
Sep 04 In the year 1888 george Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"