What Happened on August 21, 1888

Historical Events

Burroughs' Adding Machine

American inventor William Seward Burroughs patents the adding machine

Famous Deaths

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

About August 21, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo