On This Day

Historical Events in March 1888

  • Mar 2 The Convention of Constantinople signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace
  • Mar 10 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Psyche"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 10 Heavyweight Boxing champ John L. Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Mar 11 Great blizzard of '88 strikes northeastern USA
  • Mar 12 2nd day of the Great blizzard of '88 in north east US (400 die)
  • Mar 13 Great Blizzard of 1888 rages across the east coast of the USA and Canada
  • Mar 14 Second largest snowfall in NYC history (21")
  • Mar 20 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • Mar 21 Arthur Pinero's "Sweet Lavender" premieres in London
  • Mar 22 English Football League established
  • Mar 23 50th Grand National: George Mawson aboard 40/1 outsider Playfair easily wins by 10 lengths from Frigate
  • Mar 25 Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber