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 Interest

Wilhelm II becomes Emperor of Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota)
Born in 1888

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick III, German Emperor (1888), dies of cancer at 56

About June 15, 1888

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini