On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1888

Historical Events

  • Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Anasazi ruins of Mesa Verde, Colorado

Famous Birthdays

  • Gladys Cooper, British actress (My Fair Lady), born in Lewisham, England (d. 1971)
  • Robert Moses, power broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)
1888 Highlights

About December 18, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius