Book - 1887
Good condition set of four.
18 February — National Colliery disaster at Cwtch in the Rhondda: an underground explosion kills thirty.
7 March–18 April — The Times publishes a series of articles on "Parnellism and Crime" quoting letters, subsequently confessed to be forgeries, intended to discredit Charles Stewart Parnell by appearing to show him as implicated in illegal activities, in particular, support for the 1882 Phoenix Park Murders.
28 March — Irish Crimes Act suspends trial by jury in Ireland.
3 May — Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester, is opened by Princess Alexandra.
9 May — Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show opens in London.
28 May — Udston mining disaster in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland: 73 coal miners die in a firedamp explosion at Udston Colliery.
17 June — Hammersmith Bridge opens in London.
20–21 June — Queen Victoria and the country celebrate a Golden Jubilee, the 50th year of her reign.
22 June — Zululand becomes a British colony.
5 September — Theatre Royal, Exeter burns down, and 186 people die.
1 October — British Empire takes over Balochistan.
6 October — The Hōvis process for manufacture of breadmaking flour is patented.
6 November — The Association football club Celtic F.C. is formed in Glasgow by Irish Marist Brother Walfrid to help alleviate poverty in the city's East End by raising money for his charity, the Poor Children's Dinner Table.
11 November — Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal begins.
13 November — Bloody Sunday: Police in London clash with radical and Irish nationalist protesters.
17 December — English adventurer Thomas Stevens concludes the first circumnavigation by bicycle in Yokohama, having set out on his penny-farthing from San Francisco in 1884.
25 December — Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky first distilled.