< MDCCCLXXXVIII = 1888 >
Events in 1888
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|16 January:|| ||The Requiem by Fauré premieres, conducted by Fauré, at the funeral of architect Joseph La Soufaché in the Église de la Madeleine in Paris.|
|12 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.|
|28 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|1 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|11 April:|| ||The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated.|
|30 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1305 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|20 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|30 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|5 Augustus:|| ||Officially visiting her mother but also proving the usefulness of her husband's invention, Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim, a distance of about 105 km, known today as the Bertha Benz Memorial Route, in the first real trip by car, taking the whole day, inventing brake linings along the way.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|16 Augustus:|| ||T.E. Lawrence, British Army officer known internationally as Lawrence of Arabia, is born in Tremadog in northern Wales.|
|4 September:|| ||George Eastman receives a patent for his roll film photo camera and registers the trademark Kodak.|
|15 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|26 September:|| ||T. S. Eliot, American-English author and literary critic, is born in St. Louis.|
|30 September:|| ||Nietzsche proclaims his “Gesetz wider das Christenthum” against Christianity.|
|14 October:|| ||In Roundhay, a suburb of Leeds in Yorkshire, French inventor Louis Le Prince shoots the “Roundhay Garden Scene”, the oldest surviving motion picture with 20 frames running for two seconds.|
|14 October:|| ||The Burgtheater in Vienna, founded at the royal palace in 1741, opens in a new building at its current premises.|
|7 November:|| ||Chandrasekhara Raman, Indian physicist, is born in Thiruvanaikoil.|
|9 November:|| ||Mary Jane Kelly, aged around 25, is the fifth and final canonical victim of Jack the Ripper, who slices her throat in her single room appartment in the East End of London.|
|10 November:|| ||Andrei Tupolev, Russian aviation pioneer, is born in the village of Pustomazovo near Kimry.|
|20 November:|| ||Jeweler Willard Bundy of Auburn, NY, patents the punch clock for tracking the working hours of his employees.|
|23 December:|| ||Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist, cuts off part of his ear with a razor blade during a quarrel with fellow painter Paul Gauguin.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1888
George Biddell Airy, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Giuseppe Verdi, Ludwig Schläfli, Otto von Bismarck, Giovanni Caselli, Werner von Siemens, Bahá-’u-’lláh, James Joule, Alexandrina Victoria, Louis Pasteur, Anton Bruckner, Lord Kelvin, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, Lewis Carroll, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Piet Paaltjens, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Aleksandr Stoletov, Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Louis Le Prince, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Vincent van Gogh, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Oscar Wilde, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Heinrich Hertz, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Anton Chekhov, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Masaoka Shiki, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger and Chiang Kai-shek celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1888 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1792, 1804, 1832 and 1860 in the century before it and 1928, 1956 and 1984 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1888 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 February 2018.