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  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 12, 1888

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Schoolhouse Blizzard

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 12, 1888

    The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Schoolchildren's Blizzard, School Children's Blizzard, or Children's Blizzard, hit the U.S. plains states on January 12, 1888. The blizzard came unexpectedly on a relatively warm day, and many people were caught unaware, including children in one-room schoolhouses. The death toll from this blizzard is estimated to be in the range of 235 people.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Mar 20, 1888

    Eiffel Tower

    Completion of the first level

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Mar 20, 1888

    Completion of the first level.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday May 15, 1888

    Eiffel Tower

    Start of construction on the second stage

    Paris, France
    Tuesday May 15, 1888

    Start of construction on the second stage.




  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday May 17, 1888

    Nikola Tesla

    William Arnold Anthony and Electrical World magazine editor Thomas Commerford Martin arranged for Tesla to demonstrate his AC motor

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday May 17, 1888

    Physicist William Arnold Anthony (who tested the motor) and Electrical World magazine editor Thomas Commerford Martin arranged for Tesla to demonstrate his AC motor on 16 May 1888 at the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.




  • Christmas Island
    Wednesday Jun 6, 1888

    Christmas Island

    Annexation of the Island by The British Crown

    Christmas Island
    Wednesday Jun 6, 1888

    Among the rocks obtained and submitted to Murray for examination were many of nearly pure phosphate of lime. This discovery led to annexation of the island by the British Crown on 6 June 1888.




  • Mumbai, India
    Thursday Aug 9, 1888

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Travelling to Mumbai

    Mumbai, India
    Thursday Aug 9, 1888

    On 10 August 1888, Gandhi aged 18, left Porbandar for Mumbai, then known as Bombay. Upon arrival, he stayed with the local Modh Bania community while waiting for the ship travel arrangements. The head of the community knew Gandhi's father. After learning Gandhi's plans, he and other elders warned Gandhi that England would tempt him to compromise his religion, and eat and drink in Western ways. Gandhi informed them of his promise to his mother and her blessings. The local chief disregarded it, and excommunicated him from his caste. But Gandhi ignored this.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1888

    Eiffel Tower

    Completion of the second level

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1888

    Completion of the second level.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1888

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Travelling to London

    London, England
    Tuesday Sep 4, 1888

    On 4 September, he sailed from Bombay to London. His brother saw him off.Gandhi attended University College, London which is a constituent college of University of London.


  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Dec 26, 1888

    Eiffel Tower

    Construction of the upper stage

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Dec 26, 1888

    Construction of the upper stage.


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