On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1888

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCharles Crocker

Charles Crocker, American business tycoon & 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? 132 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo