What Happened on January 23, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Gilbert Ledward, British sculptor
  • Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Eugène Marin Labiche, French playwright (The Italian Straw Hat), dies at 72