Historical Events in March 1888

  • Mar 2 The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
  • Mar 10 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Psyche"
  • Mar 10 Heavyweight Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
  • Mar 11 Great blizzard of '88 strikes northeastern USA
  • Mar 12 2nd day of the Great blizzard of '88 in NE US (400 die)
  • Mar 13 Great Blizzard of 1888 rages across the east coast of the USA and Canada
  • Mar 14 Second largest snowfall in NYC history (21")
  • Mar 20 Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adventure "A Scandal in Bohemia"
  • Mar 20 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • Mar 21 Arthur Pinero's "Sweet Lavender" premieres in London
  • Mar 22 English Football League established
  • Mar 23 50th Grand National: George Mawson aboard Playfair wins
  • Mar 25 Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber