Historical Events In 1887
Thursday, 20 February 2020
May 10 In the year 1887 jacobus C Bloem, Dutch poet (Sintels)
May 11 In the year 1887 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
May 12 In the year 1887 nandor Zsolt, composer
May 13 On this day in history 15th Preakness: William Donohue aboard Dunboyne wins in 2:39.25
May 16 On this day in history bull Montana, Vogliera Italy, actor (Brass Buttons, Victory)
May 18 Emmanuel Chabriers opera "Le Roi MalgrĂ© Luis," premieres in Paris in the year 1887.
May 18 In the year 1887 ernst Wiechert, writer
May 21 Mabel Taliaferro, NYC, actress (Sentimental Tommy, My Love Come Back) in the year 1887.
May 23 1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC in the year 1887.
May 23 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1887.
May 24 Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Assn at East African harbors on this day in history.
May 24 Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants East African Association at East African harbors in the year 1887.
May 25 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die on this day in history.
May 26 On this day in history racetrack betting becomes legal in New York state
May 26 Racetrack betting becomes legal in NY state on this day in history.
May 27 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86 in the year 1887.
May 27 Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends) in the year 1887.
May 28 Hank Mann, NYC, actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road) in the year 1887.
May 30 In the year 1887 alexander Archipenko, Ukraine sculptor/lithographer
May 31 Saint-John Perse, France, poet/diplomat (Nobel 1960) [or Mar 31] in the year 1887.
Jun 01 In the year 1887 clive Brook, London England, actor/director (List of Adrian Messenger)
Jun 03 Emil Axman, composer in the year 1887.
Jun 05 Ruth Benedict, US, anthropologist (Patterns of Culture) on this day in history.
Jun 06 Ruth Benedict, anthropoligist on this day in history.
Jun 07 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Wash DC in the year 1887.
Jun 07 William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily) on this day in history.
Jun 08 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #268 Adorea in the year 1887.
Jun 08 In the year 1887 herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator.
Jun 09 In the year 1887 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5
Jun 12 Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1887.
Jun 13 Bruno Frank, writer in the year 1887.
Jun 15 Carlisle D Graham survives 2nd ride in Niagara waterfall in barrel in the year 1887.
Jun 18 On this day in history blanche Yurka, St Paul MN, actress (Taxi, Tale of 2 Cities)
Jun 18 The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed in the year 1887.