On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1888

Historical Events


Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American to be nominated for US Vice President

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

Famous Birthdays

  • Bronson M. Cutting, American politician (d. 1935)
  • Lee Moran, American actor (Circus Clown), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
1888 Highlights

About June 23, 1888

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer