On This Day

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

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

  • Apr 10 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen

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

World'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

  • 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