History Quiz / 1887

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Can you name the events of the year 1887?

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This Dutch artist continues his series of Sunflowers paintingsthroughout the year
This capital of Queensland receives 465 mm (18.3 inches) of rain in one day, a record for any Australian capital cityJanuary 21
Giuseppe Verdi's opera Otello premieres at this Milan opera houseFebruary 5
The Dawes Act or General Allotment Act, is enacted. It dealt with land distribution for Native Americans in this present day state. February 8
Anne Sullivan begins teaching this disabled girlMarch 3
This man begins his third year in office as President of the United StatesMarch 4
Alexander III begins his 7th year as head of this empireMarch 13
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Lottie Dod sets the still-standing record for youngest ladies' singles champion at this tennis tournamentJune/July
This woman celebrates her Golden Jubilee in LondonJune 20
This poet of 'The New Colossus', immortalized at the Statue of Liberty, dies (and is not restored to life four days later)November 19
Michelson-Morley experiment results are published showing that the speed of this is independent of motion.November
A Study in Scarlet, by this author, is the first Sherlock Holmes novel publishedmonth of November
The Raffles Hotel opens in this south Asian colony city-stateDecember 1
Alma mater of 2 of the first 3 Heisman winners, this Ivy League football team goes 9-0multiple dates

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