April 1887 in History

Events in History

  • 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
Author
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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Leonard Bloomfield, US linguist
  • Apr 4 William Cumming Rose, Greenville South Carolina, American Biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid)
  • Apr 10 Bernardo A Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947)
  • 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 24 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (d. 1931)

Weddings in History


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

Deaths in History

  • Apr 20 Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (b. 1826)