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Historical Events In 1888

Sunday, 23 February 2020

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 10   On this day in history 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) in the year 1888.  

Aug 11   In the year 1888 owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)  

Aug 12   Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour on this day in history.  

Aug 12   On this day in history 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) in the year 1888.  

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   James Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 17   In the year 1888 monty Wooley, NYC, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner)  

Aug 19   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1888.  

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   In the year 1888 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   Henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title in the year 1888.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano) in the year 1888.  

Sep 01   Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens in the year 1888.  

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   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   Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1888 birth of grock, Switzerland, clown  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history stephen Heller, composer, dies at 74  

Jan 21   On this day in history stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83  

Jan 29   Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75 in the year 1888.  

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

Jan 31   In the year 1888 death of john Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815)  

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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