What Happened on August 5, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Victor Francen, Belgian actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), born in Tienen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Haining Swan, Canadian giantess at 7ft 11in (exhibited with P. T. Barnum's Museum), dies of consumption at 41 [1]
  • Philip Sheridan, American general (fought Civil War for Union army, helped preserve Yellowstone Park), dies of heart failure at 57
1888 Highlights

About August 5, 1888

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo