On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1888

Historical Events

MurderMurder of Interest

The body of Jack the Ripper's first victim, Mary Ann Nichols, is found in Whitechapel in London's East End

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols

Famous Birthdays

  • Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer and diplomat (La Obra de Trajano), born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1928)

Famous Deaths

MurderMary Ann Nichols

Mary Ann Nichols, English prostitute and 1st victim of Jack the Ripper, found stabbed to death in London at 42

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols
1888 Highlights

About August 31, 1888

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo