On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1888

Historical Events

  • “Father of American Golf” John Reid first demonstrates golf on a Yonkers cow pasture to friends

Famous Birthdays

  • Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer, dies at 72
1888 Highlights

About February 22, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces