What Happened in April 1888

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Neville Cardus, cricketer (doyen of cricket writers)
  • Apr 4 Tris Speaker, baseball great, hit more doubles than Pete Rose
  • 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 Florence Price, American composer (Wanamaker Prize 1932) and 1st African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1953)
  • Apr 9 Sol Hurok, theatrical impresario
  • Apr 11 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • Apr 12 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet musician (d. 1964)
  • Apr 15 Florence Bates, American actress (Moon & Sixpence, Love Crazy, San Antonio), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1954)
  • Apr 15 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
  • Apr 18 Arnold Henry Moore Lunn, skier
  • Apr 18 Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • Apr 19 William L Axt, composer
  • Apr 23 Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and diplomat (d. 1967)
  • Apr 26 Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer
  • Apr 26 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)
  • Apr 27 Florence La Badie, Canadian-American actress (Cinderella, The Evidence of the Film), born in NYC, New York (d. 1917)
  • Apr 28 Henry DG Crerar, Canadian general (WW I/Italy/Netherland)
  • Apr 30 John Crowe Ransom, US poet/critic (God Without Thunder)

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 William Fisk Sherwin, composer, dies at 62

Person of interestMatthew Arnold

Apr 15 Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

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