On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1888

  • Aug 8 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, German composer, voice teacher and musicologist, dies at 79
  • Aug 9 Charles Cros, French inventor and poet (Le Hareng Saur), dies at 45
  • Aug 9 Isaac Strauss, French violinist, conductor and composer, dies at 82

Charles Crocker

Aug 14 Charles Crocker, American business tycoon & railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad), dies at 65

  • Aug 15 Carter L. Stevenson, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 70
  • Aug 17 James Jameson, Scottish heir to Jameson Whisky and explorer who paid for a 10 yr old girl to be eaten in the Congo, dies of a fever at 32
  • Aug 19 Spencer F. Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65
  • Aug 21 Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70
  • Aug 24 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies

Murder of InterestMary Ann Nichols

Aug 31 Mary Ann Nichols, English prostitute and 1st victim of Jack the Ripper, found stabbed to death in London at 42