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Historical Events In 1888

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Aug 09   Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

Aug 09   On this day in history hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter  

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

Aug 17   In the year 1888 james Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies  

Aug 17   On this day in history 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   On this day in history first beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins  

Aug 19   Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65 in the year 1888.  

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   In the year 1888 simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70  

Aug 21   On this day in history william Seward Burroughs patents adding machine  

Aug 22   Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue) on this day in history.  

Aug 24   In the year 1888 rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies  

Aug 25   8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60) in the year 1888.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1888.  

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   On this day in history ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)  

Sep 01   Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens on this day in history.  

Sep 03   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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   Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks) was born in the year 1888.  

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

Jan 14   In the year 1888 stephen Heller, composer, dies at 74  

Jan 21   In the year 1888 stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83  

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

Jan 30   In the year 1888 asa Gray, US botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77  

Jan 31   On this day in history 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 in the year 1888.  

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