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Historical Events in September 1888

  • Sep 1 Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens

Historic InventionRoll-film Camera

Sep 4 George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"
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Eastman's roll-film camera patent, U.S. Patent No. 388,850
Eastman's roll-film camera patent, U.S. Patent No. 388,850

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnon's Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
  • Sep 6 Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season - a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).

Historic InventionBaby Incubator

Sep 7 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York
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The first baby incubator in the U.S. in State Emigrant Hospital in New York
The first baby incubator in the U.S. in State Emigrant Hospital in New York
  • Sep 8 In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.
  • Sep 11 Death of the Argentine politician Domingo Sarmiento, after whom the Latin American Teacher's Day is chosen.
  • Sep 19 One of first known modern beauty contests held in Spa, Belgium
  • Sep 25 Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
  • Sep 30 "Jack the Ripper" murders 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes, in Whitechapel, London