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What Happened on September 4, 1888

Historical Events


Historic InventionRoll-film Camera

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

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Eastman's roll-film camera patent, U.S. Patent No. 388,850
Eastman's roll-film camera patent, U.S. Patent No. 388,850
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Famous Birthdays

  • Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor and choreographer (Triadisches Ballett), born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1943)
1888 Highlights

About September 4, 1888

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo