What Happened on February 2, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Frank Sprague opens the first successful U.S. electric street railway system, the Richmond Union Passenger Railway, in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Candelario Huizar, composer
  • Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist)
  • Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (d. 1969)