Historical Events in February 1888

  • Feb 2 Frank Sprague opens the first successful U.S. electric street railway system, the Richmond Union Passenger Railway, in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 22 John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)
  • Feb 24 Louisville, Ky, becomes 1st government in US to adopt Australian ballot (i.e. secret ballot on standard voting forms)
  • Feb 28 Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes
  • Feb 28 Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres