Historical Events in August 1887

  • Aug 2 Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire
  • Aug 10 Excursion train crashes killing 101. (Chatsworth, Illinois)
  • Aug 19 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
  • Aug 21 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants
  • Aug 30 7th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Henry Slocum (6-1, 6-3, 6-2)

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Aug 31 Thomas Edison patents Kinetoscope, a device which produces moving pictures

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison