On This Day

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

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus, American poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

1887 Highlights

About November 19, 1887

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 133 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio