Historical Events In 1888
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Aug 09 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45 on this day in history.
Aug 09 In the year 1888 hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
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 In the year 1888 california Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store)
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 on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history james Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies
Aug 17 On this day in history monty Wooley, NYC, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner)
Aug 19 In the year 1888 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 In the year 1888 george Sklavos, composer
Aug 20 On this day in history 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 In the year 1888 william Seward Burroughs patents adding machine
Aug 22 Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue) in the year 1888.
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) in the year 1888.
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 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 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 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 In the year 1888 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" on this day in history.