The Year Carlton A. Ford was Born

Since Carlton A. Ford was born in 1887, I thought it would be interesting to research some historic events that took place that year. Below are just a few that stood out for me.
Wouldn’t it be fun to put together some 1887 trivia questions to ask at the reunion. There would be a doorprize to whomever has the most knowledge of the events that have been posted.
You can help by doing a web search and find some events to add to this list.
So, what are you waiting for, go surfing today for some really good 1887 trivia that will stump the most astute Ford genuises.
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Anne Sullivan teaches Helen Keller

Anne Sullivan begins teaching Helen Keller: Anne Sullivan arrived at Keller’s house in March 1887, and immediately began to teach Helen to communicate by spelling words into her hand, beginning with “d-o-l-l” for the doll that she had brought Keller as a present.

Arizona and the Southwest experienced a major earthquake: On May 3, 1887 a historic earthquake caused several dozen deaths, damaged buildings as far away as Phoenix, generated rockfalls, fires, and caused panic among the population.

Pearl Harbor, on the Island of Oahu, is leased by the U.S. from Hawaii for a naval station

First Sherlock Holmes’ story “A Study In Scarlet” published

Three momentous events occurred in Tarpon Springs, Florida in 1887

Murder in 1887 Rahway, New Jersey – The woman is still unidentified to this day, and that is why she is still so fascinating to crime sleuths.

November 11, 1887 – 4 of 8 Anarchists Hanged for Inciting Riot and Murder: A bombing took place at a labor demonstration at Haymarket Square in Chicago.

The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating that nation’s first national park, Banff National Park

Queen Victoria of Britain celebrates The Golden Jubilee, a grand national celebration of her 50th year as Queen in 1887

First American Golf Club – In 1887 the Foxburg Golf Club was organized, and Joseph Fox provided the land upon which to build a golf course located in Foxburg, Pennsylvania. It is the oldest golf course “in continuous use” in the United States.

Grover Cleveland was 22nd President when Gpa was born. He served from 1885-1889 – trivia information presented by Paula Painter (Ford)

Jimmy Carter was 39th president when he died. He served from 1977-1981 – trivia information presented by  Paula Painter (Ford)

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