On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Oster, German major general, spy and "July 20th" plotter, born in Dresden, German Empire (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Cros, French inventor and poet (Le Hareng Saur), dies at 45
  • Isaac Strauss, French violinist, conductor and composer, dies at 82