On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-American microbiologist (Nobel 1951-ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the soil microbes that led to the discovery of streptomycin), born in Nova Pryluka, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1973)
1888 Highlights

About July 2, 1888

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer