On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1888

Famous Deaths

  • Samson Raphael Hirsch, German Orthodox rabbi and intellectual founder of the Torah im Derech Eretz school of contemporary Orthodox Judaism, dies at 80
1888 Highlights

About December 31, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 132 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn