September 1888 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens

Roll-film Camera

Sep 4 George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera and registers the brand name "Kodak"

  • 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).

Imperial British East Africa Company

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

Baby 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

  • 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 25 Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
  • Sep 30 "Jack the Ripper" murders 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes, in Whitechapel, London

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician (d. 1958)
  • Sep 4 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor and choreographer (Triadisches Ballett), born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1943)
  • Sep 5 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India (1962-67), born in Thiruttani, British India (d. 1975)

Joseph P. Kennedy (1888-1969)

Sep 6 American businessman, diplomat and father of JFK, RFK and Teddy, born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Sep 8 Louis Zimmer, Flemish astronomer and clock maker (Jubelklok/Wonder Clock), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1970)

W. O. Bentley (1888-1971)

Sep 16 English engineer and motoring pioneer who founded Bentley Motors Limited, born in London

  • Sep 17 Michiyo Tsujimura, Japanese agricultural scientist and biochemist (components of green tea), born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan (d. 1969)
  • Sep 18 Grey Owl [Archibald Belaney], Canadian pioneering conservationist (who pretended to be part Native American), born in Hastings, England (d. 1938) [1]
  • Sep 19 James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist, born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • Sep 23 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semitic theologist (Die Oden Salomons), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1948)
  • Sep 26 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist, born in Live Oak County, Texas (d. 1964)

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Sep 26 American poet (The Waste Land), dramatist and critic (Nobel Prize 1948), born in St Louis Missouri,

  • Sep 28 Herman [H. C.] McNeile [pen name Sapper), English soldier and writer (Bulldog Drummond), born in Bodmin, England (d. 1937)

Weddings in History

  • Sep 27 Balloon wedding of Margaret Buckley and Edward T. Davis in front of 40,000 people at the Rhode Island State Fair [1]

Deaths in History

  • Sep 8 Annie Chapman, English victim of the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper, murdered at about 48
  • Sep 9 Jan van Swieten, Dutch governor of West-Sumatra, dies at 71
  • Sep 11 Domingo F. Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74), dies at 77
  • Sep 30 Catherine Eddowes, English woman murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • Sep 30 Elizabeth Stride "Long Liz", English woman murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45