What Happened on August 31, 1888

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The body of Jack the Ripper's first victim, Mary Ann 'Polly' Nichols, is found in Whitechapel , in London's East End.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)

Famous Deaths


MurderMurder of Interest

Mary Ann Nichols, a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols