On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1887

Historical Events

  • Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman (b. 1813)
  • James Buchanan Eads, American engineer and inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis), dies at 66
  • Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73 (b. 1813)
1887 Highlights

About March 8, 1887

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces