On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1888

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohn Logie Baird

John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, born in Helensburgh, Scotland (d. 1946)

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCharles Crocker

Charles Crocker, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad), dies at 65

Business Tycoon and Railroad Executive Charles Crocker
Business Tycoon and Railroad Executive
Charles Crocker

1888 Highlights

About August 14, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo