On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1887

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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)