On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1888

Historical Events


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Libertas

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope
Leo XIII

Famous Deaths

  • Cesare Dominiceti, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Johannes Zukertort, German chess player, dies at 45
1888 Highlights

About June 20, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini