On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1888

Historical Events

  • DeWolf Hooper 1st recites "Casey at Bat"
  • Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Auréa" abolishing slavery

Famous Birthdays

  • Inge Lehmann, Danish geophysicist and seismologist, born in Østerbro, Denmark (d. 1993)
1888 Highlights

About May 13, 1888

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus