1887 in History – What happened in year 1887


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.

Know what happened in 1887:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 July King 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.
07 March The North Carolina General Assembly established North Carolina State University , today the largest university in North Carolina, as a land grant institution.
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.
08 JuneGerman-American statistician Herman Hollerith received a patentfor his punch card calculator.
26 July L. L. Zamenhof published Unua Libro, the first publication todescribe Esperanto, a constructed international language.
20 JuneVictoria Terminus, now the busiest railway station in India,opened in Bombay on the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
28 AprilA week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police,Alsatian police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé was released on order ofGerman Emperor William I, defusing a possible war.
08 JuneGerman-American statistician Herman Hollerith received a patentfor his punch card calculator.
23 JuneThe Parliament of Canada passed the Rocky Mountains Park Act,creating Banff National Park as the country's first national park.
08 JuneGerman-American statistician Herman Hollerith received a patentfor his punch card tabulator.
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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1887:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberShizuichi Tanaka / General / Japan
01 SeptemberBlaise Cendrars / Poet / Switzerland
03 AprilNishizō Tsukahara / Admiral / Japan
04 JulyPio Pion / Engineer / Italy
07 OctoberJack Russell / Cricketer / United Kingdom
10 NovemberElisa Leonida Zamfirescu / Engineer / Romania
10 January Robinson Jeffers / Poet / United States of America
13 January Sophie Tucker / Actress / United States of America
13 JuneAndré François-Poncet / Politician / France
16 SeptemberNadia Boulanger / Educator / France
20 February Vincent Massey / Politician / Canada
21 AugustJames Paul Moody / Sailor / United Kingdom
22 JuneJulian Huxley / Academic / United Kingdom
23 March Juan Gris / Painter / Spain
24 March Roscoe Arbuckle / Actor / United States of America
24 AprilDenys Finch Hatton / Hunter / United Kingdom
25 NovemberNikolai Vavilov / Botanist / Russia
26 February William Frawley / Actor / United States of America
26 January Dimitris Pikionis / Academic / Greece
28 SeptemberAvery Brundage / Business Man / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1887:

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

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