1887 in science

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The year 1887 in science and technology involved many significant events, listed below.

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  • February 23 – The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000 along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • In Hawaii, the Mauna Loa volcano eruptions subside, having begun in 1843. During the 1887 eruption, about 2½ million tons (2.3 million metric tons) of lava per hour pours out, covering an area of 29 km².

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  1. ^ von Oppolzer, Th. Canon der Finsternisse. Vienna: Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei [= Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Bd. 52]; repr. with preface by Donald H. Menzel and English translation of the introduction by Owen Gingerich, New York: Dover Publications, 1962.
  2. ^ Klotzbach, H.; Krettek, R. et al. (2004). "The history of forensic entomology in German-speaking countries". Forensic Science International 144 (2–3): 259–263. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2004.04.062. PMID 15364399. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  3. ^ Winogradsky, S. (1887). "Über Schwefelbakterien". Botanische Zeitung (45): 489–610. 
  4. ^ Snyder, John P. (1993). Flattening the Earth. University of Chicago. ISBN 0-226-76746-9. 
  5. ^ "Canada Creates National Park". This Week in History Archives. Parks Canada. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  6. ^ Brown, Keith; Ogilvie, Sarah, ed. (2009). Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World. Oxford: Elsevier. p. 375. ISBN 978-0-08-087774-7. 
  7. ^ Feller, William (1968). An Introduction to Probability Theory and its Applications 1 (3rd ed.). Wiley. p. 69. 
  8. ^ "History & Development". The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. 2006. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  9. ^ "The Possibilities of Malobservation and Lapse of Memory from a Practical Point of View". Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 4 (Internetversion).
  10. ^ Price, Trevor J. (2004). "Blyth, James (1839–1906)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2014-04-16.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  11. ^ Hardy, Chris (2010-07-06). "Renewable energy and role of Marykirk's James Blyth". The Courier (Dundee: D. C. Thomson & Co). 
  12. ^ U.S. Patent No. 366,945, filed July 6, 1886; second patent granted October 11, 1887: U.S. Patent No. 371,496, filed March 12, 1887.
  13. ^ U.S. Patent 372,786
  14. ^ Heitz, Robert. "The Kontaktbrille of Adolf Eugen Fick (1887)". XVIIIth Convention of the Julius-Hirschberg-Gesellschaft Oktober 14th–16th 2004 Innsbruck. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  15. ^ "Historic Firearm of the Month". Cruffler.com. March 2001. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  16. ^ Borthwick, Alastair (1965). Yarrows: the first hundred years. Glasgow: Yarrows. pp. 36–37. 
  17. ^ Westcott, Kathryn (2011-04-09). "HG Wells or Enrique Gaspar: Whose time machine was first?". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-04-09.