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Historical Events In 1888

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Aug 09   On this day in history charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45  

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

Aug 10   Johanna E F G (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actress (Saint Joan) on this day in history.  

Aug 10   NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record in the year 1888.  

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   Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour on this day in history.  

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   John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV) on this day in history.  

Aug 15   On this day in history albert Spalding, composer  

Aug 15   On this day in history the birth of T.E Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and author  

Aug 17   On this day in history james Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies  

Aug 17   Monty Wooley, NYC, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner) on this day in history.  

Aug 19   In the year 1888 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins  

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

Aug 19   Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Aug 20   In the year 1888 george Sklavos, composer  

Aug 20   In the year 1888 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   In the year 1888 simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70  

Aug 21   In the year 1888 william Seward Burroughs patents adding machine  

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

Aug 24   On this day in history rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies  

Aug 25   On this day in history 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60)  

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 in the year 1888.  

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

Aug 31   In the year 1888 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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1888 east Africa Company political & commercial rights  

Sep 04   On this day in history george Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"  

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

Jan 11   Chester Conklin, Oskaloosa IA, actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed) was born in the year 1888.  

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   Stephen Heller, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 29   On this day in history edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75  

Jan 30   Asa Gray, US botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

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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