Historical Events In 1888
Friday, 14 May 2021
Aug 09 In the year 1888 charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45
Aug 09 Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter on this day in history.
Aug 10 In the year 1888 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 Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh) on this day in history.
Aug 12 On this day in history bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour
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) on this day in history.
Aug 13 On this day in history john Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)
Aug 15 On this day in history albert Spalding, composer
Aug 15 In the year 1888 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 First beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins on this day in history.
Aug 19 In the year 1888 spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65
Aug 20 George Sklavos, composer on this day in history.
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 Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70 in the year 1888.
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 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 In the year 1888 henry Slocum wins US Lawn Tennis Assn singles title
Aug 30 On this day in history lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day
Aug 31 First 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London in the year 1888.
Aug 31 Jack the Ripper claims his first victim as the body of Mary Ann Nicholls is found in London on this day in history.
Aug 31 In the year 1888 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
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 on this day in history.
Sep 03 On this day in history east Africa Company political & commercial rights
Sep 04 On this day in history george Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"