1887 events in history

Jan 20 The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base
Jan 21 465 millimetres (18.3 in) of rain falls in Brisbane, a record for any Australian capital city
Jan 28 In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick
Feb 2 In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed
Feb 8 The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments
Feb 23 The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000
Apr 1 Mumbai Fire Brigade is established
Apr 4 Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States
Apr 10 On Easter Sunday, Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of The Catholic University of America
Apr 28 A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, Alsatian police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé is released on order of German Emperor William I, defusing a possible war
May 9 Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London
Jun 8 Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' – his punched card calculator
Jun 18 The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed
Jun 20 Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay
Jun 23 The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park
Jul 4 The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi
Jul 6 David Kalākaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint by Americans to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights
Jul 26 Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement
Sep 5 A fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England kills 186
Oct 1 Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire
Nov 9 The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Nov 11 Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed
Nov 11 Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal begins at Eastham
Nov 13 Bloody Sunday clashes in central London