What Happened on October 3, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Explorer Fridtjof Nansen and his team complete first known crossing of Greenland interior, arriving in Godthaab

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; the first national rugby team to wear the silver fern

Famous Birthdays

  • Claud Allister, actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in London, England
  • Roy Webb, American film composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)