What Happened in September 1888

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens

1stHistoric Invention

Sep 4 George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnon's Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • Sep 6 Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season - a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
  • Sep 7 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York
  • Sep 8 In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.
  • Sep 11 Death of the Argentine politician Domingo Sarmiento, after whom the Latin American Teacher's Day is chosen.
  • Sep 12 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Greek Interpreter" (BG)
  • Sep 18 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Sign of Four" (BG)
  • Sep 19 One of first known modern beauty contests held in Spa, Belgium
  • Sep 25 Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
  • Sep 25 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Hound of Baskervilles" (BG)
  • Sep 30 "Jack the Ripper" murders 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes, in Whitechapel, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician (d. 1958)
  • Sep 4 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor
  • Sep 5 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India (1962-67), born in Thiruttani, British India (d. 1975)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 6 Joseph P Kennedy, diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Sep 8 Louis Zimmer, Flemish clock maker (Jubelklok/Wonder Clock)
  • Sep 12 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer (Thank heaven for little girls), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • Sep 15 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (d. 1925)
  • Sep 16 Almira Sessions, American actress (Oklahoma Annie), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)
  • Sep 19 Porter Hall, American actor (Half-Breed, Double Indemnity), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1953)
  • Sep 19 J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (d. 1971)
  • Sep 22 Sophia J W "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream, Vorstenschool), born (d. 1975)
  • Sep 23 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semitic theologist (Die Oden Salomons)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 26 T. S. Eliot, American poet (The Waste Land), dramatist and critic (Nobel Prize 1948), born in St Louis Missouri, (d. 1965)

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • Sep 26 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist (d. 1964)
  • Sep 28 Herman McNeile, soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), born in Cornwall, England

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 John van Swieten, Dutch governor of West-Sumatra, dies at 71
  • Sep 11 Domingo F Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74), dies at 77
  • Sep 30 Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • Sep 30 Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45