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Historical Events In 1888

Sunday, 07 March 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 in the year 1888.  

Aug 10   In the year 1888 johanna E F G (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actress (Saint Joan)  

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) 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   Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush) on this day in history.  

Aug 13   In the year 1888 john Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)  

Aug 15   In the year 1888 albert Spalding, composer  

Aug 15   The birth of T.E Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and author in the year 1888.  

Aug 17   James Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies in the year 1888.  

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 in the year 1888.  

Aug 19   First beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 21   William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine on this day in history.  

Aug 22   On this day in history violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)  

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   On this day in history henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title  

Aug 30   Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day in the year 1888.  

Aug 31   In the year 1888 first 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London  

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   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   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   On this day in history 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" in the year 1888.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1888

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1888 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   Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks)  

Jan 10   In the year 1888 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   On this day in history henri Herz, composer, dies at a day before 85th birthday  

Jan 14   On this day in history stephen Heller, composer, dies at 74  

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

Jan 29   Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Asa Gray, US botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77 in the year 1888.  

Jan 31   John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815) died on this day in history.  

Feb 05   In the year 1888 anton Mauve, Dutch painter/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, dies at 49  

Feb 13   In the year 1888 death of jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814)  

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