On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1943)

Person of interestT. E. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Pemberton

John Pemberton, American pharmacist (inventor of Coca-Cola), dies of stomach cancer at 55

Pharmacist John Pemberton
Pharmacist
John Pemberton

1888 Highlights

About August 16, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo