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Historical Events In 1888

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Aug 09   In the year 1888 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   Johanna E F G (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actress (Saint Joan) in the year 1888.  

Aug 10   On this day in history nY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record  

Aug 11   In the year 1888 california Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store)  

Aug 11   In the year 1888 owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)  

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 in the year 1888.  

Aug 12   Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush) in the year 1888.  

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   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   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 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   On this day in history 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   Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue) on this day in history.  

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   Henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title on this day in history.  

Aug 30   On this day in history 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   Jack the Ripper claims his first victim as the body of Mary Ann Nicholls is found in London on this day in history.  

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   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   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   On this day in history birth of john Garand, American inventor (d. 1974)  

Jan 04   Arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1908, 12) was born in the year 1888.  

Jan 08   Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge) was born in the year 1888.  

Jan 08   In the year 1888 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   Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Grock, Switzerland, clown was born in the year 1888.  

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   Henri Herz, composer, dies at a day before 85th birthday in the year 1888.  

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

Jan 21   Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1888.  

Jan 29   On this day in history 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   John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815) died in the year 1888.  

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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