On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1887

World's First Motor Race

Historical Events

  • Georges Bouton wins the world’s 1st motor race on a steam-powered quadricycle, a 'test' organised by French newspaper Le Velocipede

Famous Deaths

  • Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (b. 1826)
1887 Highlights

About April 20, 1887

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 135 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus