April 1888 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 7 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Yellow Face" (BG)
  • Apr 11 The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated.
  • Apr 16 Drentse & Friese peat cutters go on strike
  • Apr 20 246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 Eastman Kodak founded by George Eastman

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Apr 29 Old Kavallison, Congo: Henry Morton Stanley meets Emin Pasha

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Apr 30 Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 4 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (d. 1975)
  • Apr 6 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader)
  • Apr 8 Dennis Chavez, American politician (d. 1964)
  • Apr 9 Sol Hurok, theatrical impresario
  • Apr 15 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
  • Apr 18 Arnold Henry Moore Lunn, skier
  • Apr 23 Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and diplomat (d. 1967)
  • Apr 26 Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer
  • Apr 28 Henry DG Crerar, Canadian general (WW I/Italy/Netherland)
  • Apr 30 John Crowe Ransom, US poet/critic (God Without Thunder)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 11 Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 15 Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet/Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • Apr 16 Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (b. 1845)