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Latest revision as of 12:45, 30 November 2021

1887 was the 16th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham in 1871.


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In 1887, the first Groundhog Day celebration was held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Anne Sullivan was hired to teach Helen Keller. Gottleib Daimler completed his first automobile. Queen Victoria celebrated her golden jubilee after 50 years on the throne. Flooding of the Yellow River in China killed 900,000.

Notable books published in 1887 included A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, Allan Quatermain and She by H. Rider Haggard, A Crystal Age by W. H. Hudson, Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin by Charles Darwin, and On the Genealogy of Morality by Friedrich Nietzsche. Notable music released in 1887 included Double Concerto in A minor by Johannes Brahms, Third Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor by Edvard Grieg, the comic opera Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan, and the opera Otello by Giuseppe Verdi.

Notable births in 1887 included comedian Chico Marx, actor Fatty Arbuckle, painter Marc Chagall, baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson, physicist Erwin Schrödinger, publisher Marcus Garvey, architect Le Corbusier, Chinese political and military leader Chiang Kai-shek, painter Georgia O'Keefe, and actor Boris Karloff. Notable deaths included reformer Henry Ward Beecher, social activist Dorothea Dix, gunfighter Doc Holliday, and poet Emma Lazarus.

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