On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1887

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Gioacchino Rossini's corpse transfered to Santa Croce, Florence

InventionHistoric Invention

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

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestEddie Collins

Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Vernon Castle, English-American dancer, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1918)