On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1888

Historical Events

  • 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).

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJoseph P. Kennedy

Joseph P. Kennedy, American diplomat, father of JFK, RFK & Teddy, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy

1888 Highlights

About September 6, 1888

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo