On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1888

Historical Events

  • Frank Sprague opens the first successful U.S. electric street railway system, the Richmond Union Passenger Railway, in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Candelario Huízar, Mexican violist, horn player, and classical and canción composer ("Surco"), born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 1970)
  • Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (d. 1969)
1888 Highlights

About February 2, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius