On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1887

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sherlock Holmes first appears in print in "Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal's control of Macao

Famous Deaths

  • Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 78