On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1888

Historical Events

  • Washington Monument opens for public admittance

Famous Birthdays

  • Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), born in Springville, Alabama (d. 1975)
  • Irving Cummings Sr., American silent screen actor and director (Curly Top), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1938)
1888 Highlights

About October 9, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 132 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra