August 31, 1888 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • The body of Jack the Ripper's first victim, Mary Ann 'Polly' Nichols, is found in Whitechapel , in London's East End.

Birthdays in History

  • Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)

Deaths in History


MurderMurder of Interest

Mary Ann Nichols, a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols