On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Niles Welch, American actor (Cornered), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1976)

Person of interestVladimir Zworykin

Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), born in Murom, Russian Empire (d. 1982)

1888 Highlights

About July 29, 1888

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo