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, American Parks official (oversaw rebuilding of Long Island & NYC parks & roads), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1981)
1888 Highlights

About December 18, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius