In The Netherlands , there was from April 23, 1884 to April 21, 1888 the cabinet Heemskerk, with Mr. J. Heemskerk Azn. (conservatief) as prime minister.
In The Netherlands , there was from April 21, 1888 to August 21, 1891 the cabinet Mackay, with Mr. A. baron Mackay (AR) as prime minister.
The Netherlands had about 4.5 million citizens.
Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season ? a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.
First (known) recording of classical music, Handel's "Israel in Egypt", made on a wax cylinder.
The temperature on July 12, 1888 was about 12.3 °C. There was 1 mm of rain. The air pressure was 6 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the west-northwest. The airpressure was 76 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 95%.
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