1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1888th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 888th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 19th century, and the 9th year of the 1880s decade. As of the start of 1888, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1888 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1888
MDCCCLXXXVIII
Ab urbe condita2641
Armenian calendar1337
ԹՎ ՌՅԼԷ
Assyrian calendar6638
Baháʼí calendar44–45
Balinese saka calendar1809–1810
Bengali calendar1295
Berber calendar2838
British Regnal year51 Vict. 1 – 52 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2432
Burmese calendar1250
Byzantine calendar7396–7397
Chinese calendar丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4585 or 4378
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4586 or 4379
Coptic calendar1604–1605
Discordian calendar3054
Ethiopian calendar1880–1881
Hebrew calendar5648–5649
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1944–1945
 - Shaka Samvat1809–1810
 - Kali Yuga4988–4989
Holocene calendar11888
Igbo calendar888–889
Iranian calendar1266–1267
Islamic calendar1305–1306
Japanese calendarMeiji 21
(明治21年)
Javanese calendar1817–1818
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4221
Minguo calendar24 before ROC
民前24年
Nanakshahi calendar420
Thai solar calendar2430–2431
Tibetan calendar阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
2014 or 1633 or 861
    — to —
阳土鼠年
(male Earth-Rat)
2015 or 1634 or 862

Events edit

January–March edit

 
March 11: Great Blizzard of 1888.

April–June edit

July–September edit

 
August 31: Victim found from Jack the Ripper?

October–December edit

Date unknown edit

Births edit

January–February edit

 
Carlos Quintanilla
 
Otto Stern
 
Lotte Lehmann

March–April edit

 
Ilo Wallace

May–June edit

 
Irving Berlin
 
David Dougal Williams

July–August edit

 
Herbert Spencer Gasser
 
Frits Zernike

September–October edit

 
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
 
Maurice Chevalier
 
T. S. Eliot

November–December edit

 
C. V. Raman
 
Harpo Marx
 
Gladys Cooper
 
F. W. Murnau

Date unknown edit

Deaths edit

January–June edit

 
Wilhelm I
 
Frederick Miller
 
Ascanio Sobrero
 
Frederick III

July–December edit

 
Paul Langerhans
 
John Pemberton
 
Carl Zeiss

Date unknown edit

 
Caroline Howard Gilman

References edit

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Bibliography edit

Further reading and year books edit

  • 1888 Annual Cyclopedia (1889) highly detailed coverage of "Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry" for year 1888; massive compilation of facts and primary documents; worldwide coverage; 831 pp