Historical Events in February 1887

  • Feb 1 Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)
  • Feb 2 In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.
  • Feb 3 To avoid disputed national elections, the US Congress creates Electoral Count Act
  • Feb 4 Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads

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Feb 5 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy

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  • Feb 5 Snow falls on San Francisco
  • Feb 8 Aurora Ski Club of Red Wing, Minn became the 1st US ski club
  • Feb 8 Under the Dawes Act indians living apart from tribe granted citizenship
  • Feb 8 The Dawes Act authorized the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
  • Feb 14 Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
  • Feb 16 1st newspaper convention (Rochester NY)
  • Feb 16 Eduard Douwes Dekker writes his last text (Lf8-c5)
  • Feb 20 1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)
  • Feb 20 Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance
  • Feb 21 1st US bacteriology laboratory opens (Brooklyn)
  • Feb 21 Oregon becomes 1st US state to make Labor Day a holiday
  • Feb 22 Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati
  • Feb 23 Congress grants Seal Rocks to SF
  • Feb 23 French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die
  • Feb 26 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in Test Crickets, 8-35 at SCG