On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • François Pauwels, Dutch writer and attorney, born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • Nils Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter, born in Bettna, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1943)

Person of interestRichard E. Byrd

Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1957)

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd

1888 Highlights

About October 25, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio