What Happened on August 16, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Armand J. Piron, American musician (d. 1943)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence

Famous Deaths

  • John Pemberton, American pharmacist and inventor of Coca-Cola, dies of stomach cancer at 55, poor and addicted to morphine