What Happened In October 1888 In History
Historical Events for October, 1888
- 9th » The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.
- 14th » Louis Le Prince films first motion picture: 'Roundhay Garden Scene'.
- 15th » The From Hell letter known as "From Hell" letter sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
- 17th » Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
- 21st » Foundation of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland named Swiss Social Democratic Party.
- 29th » The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
- 30th » Rudd Concession granted by King Lobengula of Matabeleland to agents of Cecil Rhodes led by Charles Rudd.
Famous Birthdays on October in 1888
- 1st » Charles Jordan (magician) e.g Charles Jordan, American magician (d. 1944)
- 3rd » Wade Boteler, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1943)
- 4th » Lucy Tayiah Eads, Kaw tribal chief (d. 1961)
- 4th » Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
- 5th » Mary Fuller, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1973)
- 6th » Roland Garros (aviator) or Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
- 7th » Henry A. Wallace, American politician, 33rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1965)
- 8th » Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
- 9th » Nikolai Bukharin, Russian politician (d. 1938)
- 9th » Irving Cummings, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)
- 14th » Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand-English author (d. 1923)
- 16th » Paul Popenoe, American founder of relationship counseling (d. 1979)
- 23rd » Onésime Gagnon, Canadian scholar and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1961)
- 25th » Richard E. Byrd, American admiral (d. 1957)
- 25th » Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (d. 1943)
- 30th » Louis Menges, American soccer player, soldier, and politician (d. 1969)
- 30th » Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek jumper (d. 1913)
- 31st » Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)
Year 1888 events in history for the month of October
Historical events for the year 1888 by month