Historical Events in January 1888

  • Jan 3 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 5 Dutch Heidemaatschappij (land reclamation) established
  • Jan 7 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Valley of Fear" (BG)
  • Jan 27 The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C. for "the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge"
  • Jan 30 Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria