Historical Events In 1888
Sunday, 07 March 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 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) on this day in history.
Aug 11 Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh) in the year 1888.
Aug 12 On this day in history 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 Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush) on this day in history.
Aug 13 In the year 1888 john Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)
Aug 15 In the year 1888 albert Spalding, composer
Aug 15 The birth of T.E Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and author in the year 1888.
Aug 17 James Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies in the year 1888.
Aug 17 In the year 1888 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 First beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins on this day in history.
Aug 19 On this day in history spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65
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 Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70 on this day in history.
Aug 21 William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine on this day in history.
Aug 22 On this day in history 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 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60) on this day in history.
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 in the year 1888.
Aug 31 In the year 1888 first 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London
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 on this day in history.
Aug 31 In the year 1888 north Canterbury, New Zealand a 7+ earthquake in northern Canterbury, some 100 kilometers from Christchurch, caused the partial collapse of the cathedral's spire
Aug 31 On this day in history ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
Sep 01 In the year 1888 dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens
Sep 03 In the year 1888 east Africa Company political & commercial rights
Sep 04 George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak" in the year 1888.