On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Lunn, British skier (created the modern Alpine slalom race), born in Madras, India (d. 1974)
  • Duffy Lewis, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1912, 15, 16; Boston Red Sox), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Roscoe Conkling, American politician (U.S. Senator from New York 1867-81), dies at 58
1888 Highlights

About April 18, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries