What Happened in 1887

Significant Events

  • Mar 3 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
  • Sep 28 Yellow River or Huáng Hé floods in China, killing between 900,000 and 2 million people, one of the deadliest natural disasters in history
More Historical Events

1887 in Music

  • Feb 5 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy, Verdi's first new opera for over 15 years

Did You Know?

In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

On February 2, 1887


World Leaders in 1887

Famous People in 1887

Would You Believe?

In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, being 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

On January 28, 1887

Famous Weddings