What Happened on November 19, 1887

Famous Birthdays

  • James B. Sumner, American chemist (Nobel 1946 - discovered that enzymes can be crystallized), born in Canton, Massachusetts (d. 1955)

Famous Deaths

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus (1849-1887)

American poet ("Give us your tired & poor", "New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), dies likely from Hodgkin's lymphoma at 38

1887 Highlights

About November 19, 1887

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio