On This Day

April 1887 in History

Events in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 12 Henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm" premieres in Oslo
  • Apr 26 Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Leonard Bloomfield, US linguist
  • Apr 4 William Cumming Rose, American biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • Apr 5 Hedwig Kohn, Jewish physics pioneer, born in Breslau, Province of Silesia (Poland) (d. 1964)
  • Apr 10 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1971)
  • Apr 13 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association, born in Gladstone, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • Apr 24 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter, born in Kensington, London (d. 1931)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 22 Business magnate Andrew Carnegie (51) weds Louise Whitfield (30) in NYC, New York

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie

Deaths in History

  • Apr 20 Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (b. 1826)