On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1887

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gioachino Rossini's corpse transferred 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, 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 WS), 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)
1887 Highlights

About May 2, 1887

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus