What Happened on August 31, 1888

Historical Events

Murder of Mary Ann Nichols

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer and diplomat (La Obra de Trajano), born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1928)
Born in 1888

Famous Deaths

Mary Ann Nichols (1845-1888)

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

1888 Highlights

About August 31, 1888

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo