1887 is a common year starting on a Saturday.
The 13th year of Guangxi, Qing
Meiji 20 years in Japan
2nd year of Dong Cayin, Nguyen Dynasty
The 13th year of the Guangseo Festival (德宗 光緖帝) of the Qing Dynasty
The 24th year of King Gojong of the Joseon Dynasty
The 2nd year of the Nguyen Dynasty
February 27 - The British withdrew from Geomundo, which had been illegally occupied for two years, as Russia promised the Qing Dynasty non-invasion of Joseon territory. Geomundo incident closed.
March 6 - Lights are turned on in Gyeongbokgung Palace in Joseon.
July 26 - Zamenhof releases Esperanto in Russian.
August 31 - American inventor Thomas Edison obtains a patent for the projector.
September 29 - German football club Hamburg SV is founded.
Woodrow Wilson published The Study of Administration, a thesis that became the basis for the establishment of American public administration.
November 6 – Celtic FC, a Scottish football club, is founded.
January 22 – Wolfgang Kohler, German psychologist (d.
March 23 – Josef Capek, Czech writer (d.
May 11 – Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian pianist (d.
July 18 – Maekukno Bydkun Kvisling, Norwegian politician (d.
August 12 – Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist (d.
September 16 – Nadia Boulanger, French composer (b.
October 31 – Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese military leader (d.
November 6 – Walter Johnson, American baseball player (b.
November 24 – Erich von Manstein, German soldier (d.
December 15 – Kim Byung-ro, South Korean independence activist (b.
December 22 – Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d.
February 27 – Alexander Borodin, Russian composer (b.
November 2 – Jenny Lind, Swedish opera singer (b.
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