Historical Events In 1888
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Aug 09 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1888 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 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 Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes first motor tour in the year 1888.
Aug 12 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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) on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Aug 20 George Sklavos, composer in the year 1888.
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 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 On this day in history 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 Henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title on this day in history.
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 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano) in the year 1888.
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"