On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1887

How the First Sherlock Holmes Story was Sold for a Song

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
1887 Highlights

About December 1, 1887

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius