What Happened on May 2, 1887

Historical Events

Music History

Gioachino Rossini's corpse transferred to Santa Croce, Florence

Celluloid Photographic Film

Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope)

Famous Birthdays

Eddie CollinsEddie Collins (1887-1951)

American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 17, 29, 30; AL MVP 1914; 4 x AL stolen base leader; Philadelphia A's, Chicago White Sox), born in Millerton, New York

  • Vernon Castle, English-American dancer, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1918)
Born in 1887

About May 2, 1887

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus