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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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972) was born in the year 1888.  

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   Grock, Switzerland, clown was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 21   Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 13   Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814) died on this day in history.  

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