What Happened in 1887

Significant Events

  • Mar 3 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
  • Sep 28 Yellow River or Huáng Hé floods in China, killing an estimated 1.5 million people
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

On February 2, 1887


World Leaders in 1887

Famous People in 1887

Would You Believe?

In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, being 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

On January 28, 1887

Famous Weddings