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? 132 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio