On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • One of first known modern beauty contests held in Spa, Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist, born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • Porter Hall, American actor (Half-Breed, Double Indemnity), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1953)