On This Day

Historical Events in March 1887

  • Mar 3 American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa

Historic Event

Mar 3 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller

  • Mar 7 North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • Mar 8 Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
  • Mar 15 1st salaried fish & game warden (William Alden Smith in Michigan)
  • Mar 24 Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)
  • Mar 25 49th Grand National: Bill Daniels aboard 20/1 chance Gamecock wins by 3 lengths from Savoyard