On This Day

Historical Events in April 1888

  • Apr 1 Students from Rotterdam, Netherlands establish a cricket club called Rotterdamsche Cricket & Football Club Sparta which evolves into Sparta Rotterdam
  • Apr 11 The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated
  • Apr 16 Drentse & Friese peat cutters go on in the Netherlands

Meeting of Interest

Apr 29 Old Kavallison, Congo: Henry Morton Stanley meets Emin Pasha

  • Apr 30 1888 Moradabad hailstorm: hail stones allegedly as big as oranges kill 246 people and some 1600 sheep and cattle in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh