On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1888

Historical Events

  • American inventor William Seward Burroughs patents the adding machine

Famous Deaths

  • Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70
1888 Highlights

About August 21, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo