On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1888

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

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

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley

Famous Birthdays

  • Fritz Reiner, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1963)
1888 Highlights

About December 19, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius