1887 in History – What happened in year 1887

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1887 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1887.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1887 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 februaryThe Dawes Act, a law meant to help the assimilation of Native Americans into American society but ended up having a negative effect instead, was signed by President Grover Cleveland.
07 marchThe North Carolina General Assembly established North Carolina State University , today the largest university in North Carolina, as a land grant institution.
28 aprilA week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, Alsatian police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé was released on order of German Emperor William I, defusing a possible war.
08 juneGerman-American statistician Herman Hollerith received a patentfor his punch card tabulator.
20 juneVictoria Terminus, now the busiest railway station in India,opened in Bombay on the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
23 juneThe Parliament of Canada passed the Rocky Mountains Park Act,creating Banff National Park as the country's first national park.
04 julyThe founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah joined Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam in Karachi. Sindh Madressatul Islam University is a university in Karachi in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is a public university situated in the commercial centre of activity of Karachi.
06 julyKing Kalakaua of Hawai'i was forced to sign the BayonetConstitution, stripping the Hawaiian monarchy of much of its authorityas well as disfranchising all Asians, most native Hawaiians, and thepoor.
26 julyL. L. Zamenhof published Unua Libro, the first publication todescribe Esperanto, a constructed international language.
20 JuneChhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus, Mumbai, India's busiest railway station) opened to the public.
10 SeptemberGovind Vallabh Pant, the famous freedom fighter of India and the first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, was born at a place called Khot in Almora district.
28 SeptemberAbout 1.5 million people died in the Hwang-ho river in China.
31 AugustKinetoscope patented by Thomas Edison. This device was used to produce films.
11 AprilBirth of renowned painter Jaimini Roy.
04 JanuaryThomas Stevens was the first man to travel by bicycle.
22 FebruaryThe Union Labor Party was held in Cincinnati.
07 MarchNorth Carolina State University Carolina was established as a college of agricultural and mechanic arts.
04 AprilSusana Medora Salter became the first American female mayor.
03 MayAn earthquake shook Sonora and Mexico completely.
18 JuneGermany and Russia signed the reinsurance treaty.
01 JulyThe construction of the iron structure of the Eiffel Tower began in Paris France.
08 AugustAntonio Gazman Blanco Venezuela completed his term as President of France.
05 September186 people died in a fire at the Theater Royal Exeter in England.
01 OctoberThe British Empire took over Baluchistan.
13 NovemberBloody Sunday clashes occurred in central London.
02 DecemberFrench President Gravy resigned.


Famous birthdays in the year 1887:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Charles Nordhoff / Pilot / United States of America
01 MayEddie Collins / Baseball Player / United States of America
02 February Ernst Hanfstaengl / Business Man / Germany
03 AugustRupert Brooke / Poet / United Kingdom
05 OctoberRené Cassin / Academic / France
07 SeptemberEdith Sitwell / Poet / United Kingdom
09 JulyJames Ormsbee Chapin / Painter / United States of America
09 SeptemberAlf Landon / Lieutenant / United States of America
11 March Kâzım Orbay / Politician / Turkey
13 January Sophie Tucker / Actress / United States of America
15 SeptemberCarlos Dávila / Politician / Chile
20 February Vincent Massey / Politician / Canada
20 JuneKurt Schwitters / Painter / Germany
21 AprilJoe McCarthy / Baseball Player / United States of America
22 JuneJulian Huxley / Academic / United Kingdom
23 March Juan Gris / Painter / Spain
24 MayMick Mannock / Soldier / Ireland
26 February Grover Cleveland Alexander / Baseball Player / United States of America
26 January Dimitris Pikionis / Academic / Greece
31 OctoberNewsy Lalonde / Ice Hockey Player / Canada

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1887:

YearName / Profession / Country
17 JuneKailash Nath Katju / Politician / India
10 SeptemberGovind Ballabh Pant / Politician / India
22 DecemberSrinivasa Ramanujan / Scientist / India
18 DecemberBhikhari Thakur / Actor / India
22 SeptemberBhaurao Patil / Activist / India
10 SeptemberGovind Ballabh Pant / Politician / India
29 AugustJivraj Narayan Mehta / Politician / India
11 AprilJamini Roy / Painter / India
04 NovemberJanaki Ammal / Botanist / India
30 OctoberSukumar Ray / Poet / India
19 AugustS. Satyamurti / Politician / India
21 March M. N. Roy / Politician / India
02 AugustTommy Ward / Cricketer / India
21 OctoberShri Krishna Singh / Politician / India
21 OctoberKrishna Singh / Politician / India
22 DecemberSrinivasa Ramanujan / Mathematician / India
29 AugustJivraj Narayan Mehta / Politician / India
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