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Historical Events in April 1887

  • Apr 4 Susanna Madora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor in Argonia, Kansas

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Apr 5 Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller

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Apr 10 US President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Illinois

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Apr 10 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen

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Apr 12 Henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm" premieres in Oslo

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Playwright
Henrik Ibsen

World's First Motor RaceWorld's First Motor Race

Apr 20 Georges Bouton wins the world’s 1st motor race on a steam-powered quadricycle, a 'test' organised by French newspaper Le Velocipede

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Georges Bouton and Jules-Albert de Dion causing a stir and setting a record in 1887. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Georges Bouton and Jules-Albert de Dion causing a stir and setting a record in 1887. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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  • Apr 26 Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity
  • Apr 30 1st game played at Broad & Huntingdon St Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10