On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1888

Historical Events

  • John J Loud patents ballpoint pen

Historic Event

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

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? 133 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio