Events in year of 1888

  • 01-031st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC
  • 01-05Dutch Heidemaatschappij established
  • 01-07Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Valley of Fear" (BG)
  • 01-13National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)
  • 01-27National Geographic Society organizes (Washington, DC)
  • 01-30Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria
  • 02-22John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)
  • 02-24Louisville, Ky becomes 1st government in US to adopt Australian ballot
  • 02-28Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes
  • 03-10HW Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
  • 03-13Great Blizzard of 1888 rages
  • 03-142nd largest snowfall in NYC history (21")
  • 03-20Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia"
  • 03-22English Football League established
  • 03-25Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber
  • 04-01Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam
  • 04-07Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Yellow Face" (BG)
  • 04-16Drentse and Friese peat cutters go on strike
  • 04-20246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India
  • 04-24Eastman Kodak forms
  • 04-29Old Kavallison, Congo: Stanley meet Emin Pasha
  • 04-30Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi
  • 05-04Italy and Spain sign military covenant
  • 05-07George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"
  • 05-1116th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49
  • 05-12Crouching start 1st used by Charles Sherrill of Yale
  • 05-13DeWolf Hooper 1st recited "Casey at Bat"
  • 05-16CPR opens Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 05-22Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers
  • 06-01California gets its 1st seismograph

People born in year of 1888

  • 01-04Arthur Berry: England, United Kingdom -- Soccer player (1908, 12 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-08Matt Moore: County Meath, Ireland -- Actor (Coquette, Deluge)
  • 01-08Richard Courant: German / US mathematician (What is mathematics?)
  • 01-10Emile van Bosch: Dutch revue / operetta-artist (Fair Folks)
  • 01-12Claude Delvincourt: Composer
  • 01-15Joseph Henabery: Omaha, Nebraska -- Director (Cobra)
  • 01-20Leadbelly: Louisiana, United States -- Blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line)
  • 01-23Gilbert Ledward: Sculptor
  • 01-24Ernst Heinrich Heinkel: German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)
  • 01-24Hedwig "Vicki" Baum: Austrian / US author (Men Never Know)
  • 02-02Candelario Huizar: Composer
  • 02-02Frank Lloyd: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Actor / director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist)
  • 02-03Joris Baers: Flemish bibliography / founder (Boekengids)
  • 02-04Paul Althaus: German theologist (The Christian Truth)
  • 02-06Ljudmil Stojanow: Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera)
  • 02-08Matthijs Vermeulen: Dutch composer / music critic
  • 02-10G Ungaretti: Writer
  • 02-13Georgios Papandreou: Greek prefect of Lesbos / Minister / Premier
  • 02-13Heintje Davids [Hendrika]: Dutch revue star
  • 02-17Henrietta P "Hetty" Beck: Actress (Bouwmeester Award)
  • 02-17Otto Stern: German / US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)
  • 02-17Ronald Aburthnott Knox: English priest / writer (Viaduct Murder)
  • 02-20Georges Bernanos: France -- Novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
  • 02-20Marie Rambert: Warsaw, Poland -- English ballet producer / director / teacher
  • 02-21Willem Banning: Dutch theologist / sociologist (Religious Build Up)
  • 02-25John Foster Dulles: US Secretary of State (1953-59)
  • 02-27Lotte Lehmann: Perleberg, Germany -- Soprano (Fidello)
  • 03-04Knute Rockne: Norwegian / US football player / coach (Notre Dame)
  • 03-05Friedrich Schnack: German journalist / writer (Rosewood)
  • 03-07Alidius WLT van Starkenborch Stachouwer: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1936-45)

People died in year of 1888

  • 01-05Henri Herz: Composer, dies a day before 85th birthday
  • 01-14Stephen Heller: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-21Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh: Composer, dies at 83
  • 01-29Edward Lear: Poet / author, dies at 75
  • 01-30Asa Gray: US Botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77
  • 03-04Amos Bronson Alcott: US theory / Poet (Table Talk), dies at 88
  • 03-06Louisa May Alcott: US Author (Old-fashioned Girl), dies at 55
  • 03-10Ciro Pinsuti: Italian pianist / composer, dies at 57
  • 03-12Henry Bergh: Founder (ASPCA), dies at 76
  • 03-29Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-14William Fisk Sherwin: Composer, dies at 62
  • 04-15Matthew Arnold: English poet, dies at 65
  • 06-03Cark Reidel: Composer, dies at 60
  • 06-12Carel Vosmaer: Art Historian / Poet / editor (Netherlands Spectator), dies at 62
  • 06-15Frederik III NK van Hohenzollern: German Emperor / King of Prussia
  • 06-20Cesare Dominiceti: Composer, dies at 66
  • 06-20John H Zuckertort: German chess player, dies at 45
  • 06-23Emil Naumann: Composer, dies at 60
  • 07-04Theodor Storm: German judge / Author (Schimmelreiter), dies at 70
  • 07-10Rafael Hernando: Composer, dies at 66
  • 07-20Henri Braekeleer: Flemish painter
  • 07-21Matthias J Scheeben: German Theologist (Natur und Gnade), dies at 53
  • 08-08Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns: Composer, dies at 79
  • 08-09Charles Cros: French Mathematician / chemist / poet, dies at 45
  • 08-09Isaac Strauss: Composer, dies at 82
  • 08-17James Jameson: British nature investigator (Congo)
  • 08-21Simon Vissering: Dutch Minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70
  • 08-24Rudolph J E Clausius: German physicist (thermodynamics)
  • 08-31Mary Ann Nicholls: A 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper
  • 09-09John van Swieten: Dutch Governor of West-Sumatra, dies at 71

Events in year of 1889

  • 01-03Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
  • 01-081st Computer patented
  • 01-08Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine
  • 01-10Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
  • 01-23Dr Daniel Hale Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago
  • 01-30John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope
  • 01-30Victoria beat NSW after following on (New South Wales all out 63 needed 76)
  • 02-07Astronomical Society of Pacific holds 1st meeting in San Francisco
  • 02-08Flood ravages Dutch coast
  • 02-11Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890
  • 02-12Henrik Ibsens "Fruen fra Haven, " premieres in Oslo
  • 02-141st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves LA for east
  • 02-22Dakotas, Montana and Washington admitted to union
  • 02-22President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana and Washington state
  • 03-02Kansas passes 1st US antitrust
  • 03-04Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd President
  • 03-09Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US
  • 03-12Battle at Metema (Gallabad): Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes IV, defeated
  • 03-156 US and German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die
  • 03-23President Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization
  • 03-26Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 & 8-11) vs. South Africa at Newlands
  • 03-26South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 vs. England
  • 03-30John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)
  • 03-31300m Eiffel Tower officially opens (commemorates French Revolution)
  • 04-011st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
  • 04-03Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Virginia
  • 04-06George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time
  • 04-22Oklahoma land rush officially started; some were "sooner"
  • 04-30George Washington Bridge linking NYC and New Jersey opens
  • 05-011st International Workers Day, according to 2nd International

People born in year of 1889

  • 01-01Alexander Smallens: St. Petersburg, Russia -- Conductor
  • 01-01Charles Bickford: Cambridge, Massachusetts -- Actor (John-The Virginian)
  • 01-01Tadeusz Jarecki: Composer
  • 01-01Tom Dugan: Dublin, Ireland -- Actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway)
  • 01-02Tito Schipa: Italy -- Tenor / composer (La Rondine)
  • 01-02Walter Baldwin: Ohio, United States -- Actor (Gay Amigo)
  • 01-04Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum: Actor / director (Abandoned Child)
  • 01-06Alan M Bateman: Canadian geologist (Yale University Professor)
  • 01-08Paul Hartmann: Furth, Germany -- Actor (Haunted Castle)
  • 01-14Vincenzo Davico: Composer
  • 01-21Pitirim A Sorokin: Russian / US sociologist (Social mobility)
  • 01-23Franklin Pangborn: Newark -- Actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living)
  • 01-23Prosper Arents: Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)
  • 01-25Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov: Composer
  • 01-27Balthasar van der Pol: Physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
  • 01-29Francisco Santiago: Composer
  • 01-29Rudolf Mauersberger: Composer
  • 02-01Gertrude Caton-Thompson: British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)
  • 02-03Risto Ryti: Finnish Premier / President
  • 02-04Walter Catlett: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 02-05Ioan Dumitru Chirescu: Composer
  • 02-06Karel Wellens: Flemish painter
  • 02-06Siegfried Kracauer: Writer
  • 02-10Howard Spring: British author / Novelist / writer / critic (O Absalom)
  • 02-11John Mills: Dancer (Mills Brothers)
  • 02-11Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov: Composer
  • 02-17H[aroldson] L Hunt: Texas oil multi-millionaire
  • 02-18Sybold van Ravesteyn: Architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
  • 02-19Jose Eustasio Rivera: Colombia -- Poet / Novelist (Vortex)
  • 02-20Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky: Composer

People died in year of 1889

  • 01-10Martin Andreas Udbye: Composer, dies at 68
  • 01-17Juan Montalvo: Ecuadorian Author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
  • 01-27Ivan S Aksakov: Russian journalist, dies at 65
  • 02-01Joseph Gungl: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-03Belle Starr: US female gangster, murdered at 40
  • 03-03Edward Sydney Smith: Composer, dies at 49
  • 03-08Jens / John Ericsson: Swed / US, engineer (fire extinguisher), dies at 85
  • 03-12Yohannes IV [Kasa]: Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle
  • 03-17Joseph A Alberdingk Thijm [Pauwels Foreestier]: Poet, dies at 68
  • 03-18William Henry Monk: Composer, dies at 66
  • 03-27Moritz Furstenau: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-28Matilde "Tillie" Ziegler: Killed by husband William Kemmler
  • 04-04Thomas T H Jorissen: Historian, dies at 56
  • 04-19Warren De La Rue: Astronomer / chemist
  • 05-15Alfred Potocki: Premier Austrian / Governor / Viceroy of Galicia
  • 05-17William Roxby Beverly: Artist
  • 06-08Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poet, dies at 54
  • 06-15Mihail Eminesco: Romanian Poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39
  • 06-27Carlotta Patti: Italian soprano
  • 06-27Whitney Eugene Thayer: Composer, dies at 50
  • 06-28Maria Mitchell: 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70
  • 06-30Eugenio Terziani: Composer, dies at 64
  • 07-04Auguste Mermet: Composer, dies at 79
  • 07-07Giovanni Bottesini: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-11Gyula Reviczky: Hungarian Author / poet, dies at 34
  • 07-13Carli Zoeller: Composer, dies at 49
  • 07-16Michele Amari: Italian Historian / Minister of Education, dies at 83
  • 08-04Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold: Composer, dies at 75
  • 08-05Willem Ruys J Dz: Ship owner, dies at 80
  • 08-17Ernst Franck: German Composer / conductor, dies at 42