On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1888

Historical Events

  • John J Loud patents ballpoint pen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ndebele-king Lobengula grants Cecil Rhodes, Mashonaland £100 per month

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes

Famous Birthdays

  • Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek athlete (Olympic gold standing long jump, bronze high jump 1912, 2 silver 1908), born in Pylos, Greece (d. 1913)
1888 Highlights

About October 30, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 132 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio