Historical Events in August 1888

  • Aug 7 Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia patents revolving door

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • Aug 11 California Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store)

InventionHistoric Invention

Aug 12 Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • Aug 20 Longest US men's single tennis tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80 game 1st-round contest

Historic InventionBurroughs' Adding Machine

Aug 21 American inventor William Seward Burroughs patents the adding machine
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  • Aug 28 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Henry Slocum beats Howard Taylor 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
  • Aug 30 Lord Walsingham kills 1,070 grouse in a single day
  • Aug 31 The body of Jack the Ripper's first victim, Mary Ann 'Polly' Nichols, is found in Whitechapel , in London's East End.