On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1887

Historical Events

  • Chester A. Hodge of Beloit, Wisconsin, patents 'spur' barbed wire

Famous Birthdays

  • Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket-keeper (23 Tests), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1936)
1887 Highlights

About August 2, 1887

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo