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
02 February Ernst Hanfstaengl / Business Man / Germany
03 AprilŌtori Tanigorō / Wrestler / Japan
04 AugustAlbert M. Greenfield / Business Man / United States of America
05 NovemberPaul Wittgenstein / Educator / United States of America
06 February Josef Frings / Cardinal / Germany
06 JulyAnnette Kellerman / Swimmer / Australia
07 AugustAnna Elisabet Weirauch / Author / Germany
08 OctoberPing Bodie / Baseball Player / United States of America
08 OctoberHuntley Gordon / Actor / United States of America
14 MayAnts Kurvits / Politician / Estonia
16 JulyShoeless Joe Jackson / Baseball Player / United States of America
18 JulyVidkun Quisling / Politician / Norway
19 MayIon Jalea / Sculptor / Romania
21 AugustJames Paul Moody / Sailor / United Kingdom
23 March Sidney Hillman / Politician / United States of America
26 SeptemberEdwin Keppel Bennett / Poet / United Kingdom
27 NovemberMasaharu Homma / General / Japan
28 AugustIstván Kühár / Politician / Slovenia
28 JulyWillard Price / Author / United States of America
29 AprilRaymond Thorne / Swimmer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1887:

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

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