On This Day

What Happened in 1887

Important Events in 1887

  • 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

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

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

On February 2, 1887


Famous People in 1887

World Leaders in 1887

Would you believe this fact about today?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 in 1887