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"