On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1888

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Henry Morton Stanley's expedition reaches Fort Bodo, East-Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1953-63), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1963) [1]
1888 Highlights

About December 19, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius