On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1888

Historical Events

  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Bertha Townsend beats defending champion Ellen Hansell 6-3, 6-5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilhelm II becomes Emperor of Germany

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

Famous Birthdays

  • Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota)

Famous Deaths

  • Emperor Friedrich III of Germany (b. 1831)
1888 Highlights

About June 15, 1888

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini