What Happened on August 19, 1887

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Mendeleev makes a solo ascent by balloon to an altitude of 11,500 feet (3.5 km) above Klin, Russia to observe an eclipse

Chemist and Inventor Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemist and Inventor
Dmitri Mendeleev

Famous Deaths

  • Alvan Clark, American Astronomer and telescope maker, dies at 83