1886 in History – What happened in year 1886

In history, year 1886 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1886.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1886:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
29 januaryGerman engine designer and engineer Karl Benz filed a patent for the Motorwagen, the first purpose-built, gasoline-driven automobile.
08 aprilBritish Prime Minister William Gladstone introduced the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
04 mayAn unknown assailant threw a bomb into a crowd of police, turning a peaceful labor rally in Chicago into the Haymarket massacre, which resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and many by standers.
08 mayIn Atlanta, American pharmacist John Pemberton first sold his carbonated beverage Coca-Cola as a patent medicine, claiming that it cured a number of diseases.
25 mayRashbehari Bose was born. He Rashbehari Bose was a revolutionary leader against the British Raj in India and was one of the key organizers of the Ghadar Revolution and later, the Indian National Army. He earned degrees in the medical sciences as well as in Engineering from France and Germany.
02 juneGrover Cleveland became the only U.S. President to marry in theWhite House when he wed Frances Folsom.
13 juneKing Ludwig II of Bavaria was found dead in Lake Starnberg nearMunich under mysterious circumstances.
26 juneFrench chemist Henri Moissan reported he was able tosuccessfully isolate elemental fluorine, for which he later won theNobel Prize in Chemistry.
04 septemberAfter over 25 years of fighting against the United States Armyand the armed forces of Mexico, Geronimo of the Chiricahua Apachesurrendered at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.
28 octoberIn New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicatedthe Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, to commemorate the centennialof the Declaration of Independence.
29 octoberIn New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicatedthe Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, to commemorate the centennialof the Declaration of Independence.
11 decemberThe London-based football club Arsenal, then known as DialSquare, played their first match on the Isle of Dogs.
01 MayThe workers' unions of the United States had called for a strike not to keep the work hours longer than 8 hours. Since then, International Workers' Day began to be celebrated all over the world.
03 June24 Christians were burnt alive in Namagongo, Uganda.
13 JuneAbout 1,000 buildings were gutted by fire in the city of Vancouver, Canada.
03 JulyThe New York Tribune became the first newspaper to use a printing machine.
04 JulyCanada's first intercontinental train reached Port Moody, British Columbia.
28 OctoberFrance presented the Statue of Liberty to America as a symbol of friendship.
03 AugustMathalisharan Gupta, a poet of classical compositions like Panchavati, Yashodhara, Saket, was born on this day in Chirgaon, Jhansi.
04 AugustColombia passed the country's constitution to this day.
16 AugustRamakrishna Paramahamsa Dev, the great saint and thinker died.
29 JanuaryKarl Benz patented the first successful car powered by gasoline energy.
23 FebruaryAmerican chemist and inventor Martin Hale discovered aluminum.
06 MarchThe first nurses nightingale was published.
01 AprilIn the US, a strike was organized to schedule time for workers, after which May 01 was declared as International Labor Day.
18 JanuaryThe Hockey Association was formed in England.
23 FebruaryThe London Times began publishing the world's first classified advertisement.
01 MarchThe Anglo-Chinese school in Singapore was founded by Bishop William Oldham.
08 AprilWilliam Evert Gladstone of the Commons introduced the first Irish self-government bill in the British House.
08 MayAmerican pharmacist Dr. John Pemberton made a carbonated drink named Coca Cola.


Famous birthdays in the year 1886:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayGottfried Benn / Poet / Germany
03 AprilDooley Wilson / Actor / United States of America
05 DecemberPieter Oud / Academic / Netherlands
05 DecemberRose Wilder Lane / Author / United States of America
06 DecemberJoyce Kilmer / Author / United States of America
06 AugustEdward Ballantine / Academic / United States of America
06 AprilWalter Dandy / Surgeon / United States of America
08 DecemberDiego Rivera / Educator / Mexico
09 DecemberClarence Birdseye / Business Man / United States of America
13 SeptemberRobert Robinson / Academic / United Kingdom
13 March Home Run Baker / Baseball Player / United States of America
14 January Hugh Lofting / Poet / United Kingdom
14 March Firmin Lambot / Cyclist / Belgium
17 OctoberSpring Byington / Actress / United States of America
18 January Clara Nordström / Author / Sweden
20 AugustPaul Tillich / Philosopher / Germany
22 OctoberErik Bergman / Politician / Sweden
22 February Hugo Ball / Poet / Germany
24 March Robert Mallet-Stevens / Architect / France
25 OctoberLeo G. Carroll / Actor / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1886:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 AugustMaithili Sharan Gupt / Poet / India
30 JulyDr. S. Muthulakshmi Reddy / Socialist / India
30 JulyDr. Muthulakshmi Reddy / Doctor / India
27 January Radhabinod Pal / Academic / India
10 JanuaryJohn Mathai / Economist / India
25 MayRash Behari Bose / Soldier / India
25 MayRas Behari Bose / Freedom Fighter / India

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