1888

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This article is about the year 1888. For the album by Death In June and Current 93, see 1888 (album). For the EP by The Defiled, see 1888 (EP). For "1-888", a common North American phone number prefix, see Toll-free telephone number.
A carved date from a church in Stamford
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1850s  1860s  1870s  – 1880s –  1890s  1900s  1910s
Years: 1885 1886 188718881889 1890 1891
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1888 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1888
MDCCCLXXXVIII
Ab urbe condita 2641
Armenian calendar 1337
ԹՎ ՌՅԼԷ
Assyrian calendar 6638
Bahá'í calendar 44–45
Bengali calendar 1295
Berber calendar 2838
British Regnal year 51 Vict. 1 – 52 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2432
Burmese calendar 1250
Byzantine calendar 7396–7397
Chinese calendar 丁亥(Fire Pig)
4584 or 4524
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4585 or 4525
Coptic calendar 1604–1605
Discordian calendar 3054
Ethiopian calendar 1880–1881
Hebrew calendar 5648–5649
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1944–1945
 - Shaka Samvat 1810–1811
 - Kali Yuga 4989–4990
Holocene calendar 11888
Igbo calendar 888–889
Iranian calendar 1266–1267
Islamic calendar 1305–1306
Japanese calendar Meiji 21
(明治21年)
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4221
Minguo calendar 24 before ROC
民前24年
Thai solar calendar 2430–2431

1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (dominical letter AG) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB) 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. Note that the Julian day for 1888 is 12 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929. In Germany, 1888 is known as the Year of the Three Emperors. Currently, it is the year that, when written in Roman numerals, has the most digits (13). This will be surpassed as late as 2888.

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August 31: Victim found from Jack the Ripper?

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References[edit]

  1. ^ In The San Francisco Examiner.
  2. ^ a b c Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  3. ^ "Wells College Destroyed". The New York Times. August 10, 1888. 
  4. ^ Newton, John A. (2004). "King, Edward (1829–1910)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/34319. Retrieved 2012-10-12.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)