On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1888

Historical Events

  • Dutch Heidemaatschappij (land reclamation) established

Famous Birthdays

  • George "Rube" Foster, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1915, 16; no-hitter 1916; Boston Red Sox), born in Lehigh, Oklahoma (d. 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Herz, Austrian composer, dies at a day before his 85th birthday
1888 Highlights

About January 5, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn