Historical Events In 1888
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
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) in the year 1888.
Aug 11 On this day in history owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)
Aug 12 On this day in history bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour
Aug 12 In the year 1888 bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes first motor tour
Aug 12 Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush) in the year 1888.
Aug 13 On this day in history john Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)
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 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 In the year 1888 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins
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 on this day in history.
Aug 20 George Sklavos, composer in the year 1888.
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 Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70 in the year 1888.
Aug 21 William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine on this day in history.
Aug 22 In the year 1888 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 On this day in history 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60)
Aug 25 On this day in history henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title
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 in the year 1888.
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 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 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 On this day in history george Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"