What Happened in April 1887

Historical Events

  • Apr 4 Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor (Argonia, KS)

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Apr 5 Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller

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Apr 10 President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Ilinois

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Apr 10 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
  • Apr 12 Henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm" premieres in Oslo
  • Apr 14 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Reigate Squires" (BG)
  • Apr 26 Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity
  • Apr 30 1st game played at Broad & Huntingdon St Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Leonard Bloomfield, US linguist
  • Apr 4 William Cumming Rose, Greenville South Carolina, American Biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid)
  • Apr 8 Walter Connolly, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 10 Bernardo A Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947)
  • Apr 10 Heinz Tiessen, K√∂nigsberg, German composer
  • Apr 12 Harold Lockwood, American actor (d. 1918)
  • Apr 13 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association (d. 1995)
  • Apr 21 Lillian Walker, entertainer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 21 Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)
  • Apr 24 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (d. 1931)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 22 Business magnate Andrew Carnegie (51) weds Louise Whitfield (30) in NYC, New York

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 11 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 20 Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (b. 1826)
  • Apr 28 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer, dies at 71