On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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