What is 1888 in the united kingdom?
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}} Events from the year 1888 in the United Kingdom. This year is
noted for the first .
- 26 January – the is founded.
- 13 February – the first issue of the goes on sale (originally
launched on 9 January by as the London Financial
- 23 March – a meeting called by to discuss
establishment of is held in London.
- 24 March – beat 2–1 to win the .
- 27 March – "Goschen's Conversion" (National Debt (Conversion) Act):
Consolidated 3% Annuities () into
a new bond, 2.75% Consolidated Stock, the first change in the
rate since 1757.
- 3 April – London prostitute is brutally attacked by two
or three men, dying of her injuries the following day, first of the
not a victim of .
- 28 April–3 October – :
First British ("English Footballers") tour of Australasia, an unofficial
predecessor of the .
- 8 May – royal opening of the
(continues to November).
- 12 May – the 's territories
(including ) become the British
- 14 May – chartered.
- 28 May – of
play their first official match,
- 2 June – is called to
account for using in
- 2–27 July – : About 200
workers, mainly teenaged girls, strike following the dismissal of
three colleagues from the factory,
precipitated by an article on their working conditions published on
23 June by campaigning journalist , and the workers unionise on 27
- 7 August – :
the body of London prostitute is found, a possible victim of
- 9 August – permits all
required oaths, including the taken to the Sovereign by
, to be
rather than sworn to
, thus confirming the ability of
to sit in the .
- 13 August – the , effective from 1889,
establishes and councils in , redraws some county boundaries
(including creation of the as an administrative
county), and gives women the vote in local elections.
- 31 August – :
the mutilated body of London prostitute is found, perhaps the first
victim of .
- 6 September – becomes
the first in
to take 250 wickets in an English
season, a feat since accomplished only by (twice), , (twice) and (six times).
- 8 September
- : The
mutilated body of London prostitute is found. She is considered
to be the second victim of .
- In England, the first six matches are played. The
12 members of the new league are , , , , ,
, , , and , all from the north of England
or the midlands. The first goal in the League is scored by
- 27 September – : the '' signed "", the first time the name is
used, is received by London's Central News Agency.
- 30 September – : the bodies of London
, the latter
mutilated, are found. They are generally considered 's third and fourth victim
- October – Salt Union Ltd formed to achieve an effective monopoly
over British production.
- 2 October – the :
dismembered remains of a woman's body are discovered at three
central London locations, one being the construction site of .
- 14 October – the first recorded , , is made in
in . The
film is two seconds and 18 frames in length.
- 3 November – , in which thousands of
sheep across Oxfordshire stampede.
- 5 November – is granted city status by
- 8 November – Joseph Assheton Fincher files a
for the parlour game which he calls
- 9 November – :
the mutilated body of London prostitute is found. She is considered to be
the fifth, and last, of 's victims. A number of similar
murders in England follows, but the police attribute them to
- 7 December – patents
the pneumatic bicycle tyre.
- 17 December – the opens.
- c. December – completion of first stage of .
founded in .
- , opens
its department – the first in
a British university.
- launch the
brand of cigarette.
- The board game
is introduced from India to the U.K. by .
- 's short story collection
- 's A Book of
Verses, containing the first publication of the poem
- ' novella .
- 's short story
- 's 'novel of doubt'
- 's collection of children's
fairy stories .
- 18 January – , aviation
pioneer and yachtsman (died 1989)
- 8 February – , actress (died
- 13 February – , Irish
revolutionary, poet, publicist and politician (died 1947 in Ireland)
- 1 March – , cricketer
(Leicestershire) (died 1948)
- 2 April – , writer on
cricket and music (died 1975)
- 30 April – ,
Welsh athlete (died 1976)
- 17 May – , cricketer (died
- 25 May – , actor (died
- 7 June – , pioneering
radio talks producer (died 1940)
- 15 June – , Catholic
intellectual (died 1976)
- 9 July – ,
businessman (died 1964)
- 14 August – ,
inventor (died 1946)
- 16 August – ("Lawrence
of Arabia") liaison officer during the Arab Revolt, writer and
academic (died 1935)
- 18 September – (Archibald Belaney),
pioneer conservationist and imposter (died 1938 in Canada)
- 25 September – , naval officer (died
- 6 December – , actor and comedian
- 7 December – , author (died 1957)
- 18 December – , actress
- 22 December – , film magnate (died
- 25 December – ,
novelist (died 1957)
- 13 January – , artist (born 1830)
- 29 January – , artist and
writer (born 1812)
- 30 January – , writer, poet and
translator (born 1799)
- 3 February – , legal
historian (born 1822)
- 22 February – , qualified
physician, anti-vivisection, health and women's rights campaigner
- 14 March – ,
publisher (born 1806)
- 22 March – , engineer
and industrialist (born 1816)
- 15 April – , poet and
cultural critic (born 1822)
- 19 April – , engineer (born 1816)
- 8 June – , general
- 23 June – , psychologist
- 31 July – , painter (born 1845)
- 20 August – , Welsh
politician and peace campaigner (born 1812)
- 23 August – ,
marine biologist and creationist (born 1810)
- 10 November – , army officer
- 8 December – , classical scholar (born
- 11 December – , weaver,
entrepreneur and philanthropist (born 1801)
- 23 December – , novelist,
traveller, diplomat and Christian mystic (born 1829)
- 26 December – , music hall
performer (born 1839)
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