< MDCCCLXXXVII = 1887 >
Events in 1887
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|24 January:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dog makes way for the Year of the Pig.|
|19 February:|| ||Eduard Douwes Dekker, Dutch writer, known by his pen name Multatuli, dies in Ingelheim am Rhein in Germany at age 66.|
|4 March:|| ||German inventor Gottlieb Daimler presents his first gasoline powered automobile in Esslingen.|
|4 March:|| ||The Hearst Corporation is founded by William Randolph Hearst in San Francisco.|
|7 March:|| ||William Randolph Hearst acquires the ailing newspaper San Francisco Examiner from his father, making it the city's dominant opinion maker within a few years.|
|7 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|10 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|10 May:|| ||J.C. Bloem, Dutch poet, is born in Oudshoorn, South-Holland.|
|12 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1304 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|29 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|11 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 July:|| ||Marc Chagall, Jewish Russian French artist, is born in Liozna near Vitebsk.|
|12 Augustus:|| ||Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist, is born in Vienna.|
|18 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|28 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|1 October:|| ||P.N. van Eyck, Dutch poet, is born in Breukelen.|
|31 October:|| ||Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese “Generalissimo”, is born in Xikou in Fenghua.|
|3 December:|| ||Circus director Oscar Carré opens the Circustheater in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1887
George Biddell Airy, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Giuseppe Verdi, Ludwig Schläfli, Otto von Bismarck, Giovanni Caselli, Werner von Siemens, Bahá-’u-’lláh, James Joule, Alexandrina Victoria, Louis Pasteur, Anton Bruckner, Lord Kelvin, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, Lewis Carroll, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Piet Paaltjens, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Aleksandr Stoletov, Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Louis Le Prince, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Vincent van Gogh, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Oscar Wilde, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Heinrich Hertz, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Anton Chekhov, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Masaoka Shiki, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion and Robert Schuman celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1887 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1791, 1803, 1814, 1825, 1831, 1842, 1853, 1859, 1870 and 1881 in the century before it and 1898, 1910, 1921, 1927, 1938, 1949, 1955, 1966, 1977 and 1983 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1887 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 July 2018.