# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1888 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
26272829
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031

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### 1888 Historical Event(s)

•  January 3, 1888 – The refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
•  January 27, 1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
•  March 11, 1888 – The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
•  March 15, 1888 – Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
•  April 3, 1888 – The first of 11 unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.
•  June 3, 1888 – The poem “Casey at the Bat”, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
•  June 15, 1888 – Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II; he will be the last Emperor of the German Empire.
•  August 14, 1888 – An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London.
•  August 31, 1888 – Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims.
•  October 14, 1888 – Louis Le Prince films first motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene.

### Who Were Born On 1888?

•  January 8, 1888 – Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)
•  February 19, 1888 – Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)
•  March 4, 1888 – Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-born American actress (d. 1942)
•  March 19, 1888 – Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
•  June 12, 1888 – Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)
•  July 14, 1888 – Scipio Slataper, Italian writer and essayist (d. 1915)
•  September 18, 1888 – Grey Owl, British-born First Nations conservationist (d. 1938)
•  September 19, 1888 – Porter Hall, American actor d. 1953
•  November 15, 1888 – Artie Matthews, songwriter, pianist, & ragtime composer (d. 1958)
•  December 6, 1888 – Will Hay, English comedian and actor (d. 1949)