On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1887

Historical Events

Music History

Gioachino Rossini's corpse transferred to Santa Croce, Florence

Historic Invention

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

Famous Birthdays

Eddie 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)

  • 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? 134 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus