1888 Calendar

January
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February
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March
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45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

April
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1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
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May
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6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
June
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     12
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10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

July
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1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
August
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   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
September
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      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

October
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 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
November
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    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
December
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9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

What Happened In Year 1888?

  • March 2, 1888 – The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
  • March 11, 1888 – The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
  • March 15, 1888 – Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
  • March 20, 1888 – The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • March 22, 1888 – In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
  • April 3, 1888 – The first of 11 unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.
  • April 6, 1888 – Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina to establish Clemson Agricultural College.
  • April 11, 1888 – The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated.
  • May 13, 1888 – With the passage of the Lei Áurea (“Golden Law”), Brazil abolishes slavery.
  • June 3, 1888 – The poem “Casey at the Bat”, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
  • July 15, 1888 – The stratovolcano Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
  • August 5, 1888 – Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip, commemorated as the Bertha Benz Memorial Route since 2008.
  • August 14, 1888 – An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London.
  • August 31, 1888 – Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims.
  • September 6, 1888 – Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season – a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
  • September 8, 1888 – In England the first six Football League matches are played.
  • October 9, 1888 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.
  • October 17, 1888 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
  • December 18, 1888 – Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde.

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