Historical Events for Year 1886

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Jan 1st - 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)
Jan 15th - Weekly Herald, 1st newspaper in Vancouver, BC, publishes 1st issue
Jan 18th - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
Jan 19th - Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
Jan 26th - Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
Jan 27th - 1st British government of Salisbury resigns
Jan 29th - 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
Feb 9th - Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence
Feb 12th - 2nd British government of Salisbury forms
Feb 13th - Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class
Feb 23rd - Aluminum manufacturing process developed
Feb 23rd - London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad
Feb 23rd - Tsjaikovski's symphony "Manfred," premieres
Mar 1st - The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
Mar 6th - 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
Mar 6th - 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, NYC
Mar 17th - Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 African Americans killed
Mar 20th - 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass
Mar 26th - 1st cremation in England
Mar 29th - Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
Apr 6th - City of Vancouver BC incorporated
Apr 6th - Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga
British Prime Minister William GladstoneBritish Prime Minister William Gladstone Apr 8th - William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
Apr 25th - Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna
Apr 29th - 1st public Dutch electricity opens
May 1st - US general strike for 8-hour working day begins
May 3rd - M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC
May 4th - Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
May 5th - The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.
May 8th - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
May 14th - 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
Father of Psychology Sigmund FreudFather of Psychology Sigmund Freud May 19th - Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony in C premieres
May 21st - 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
Jun 1st - The railroads of the Southern United States convert 11,000 miles of track from a five foot rail gauge to standard gauge, beginning May 31.
Jun 2nd - Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)
Jun 3rd - 24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo, Uganda
Jun 5th - 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
Jun 13th - Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
Jun 13th - King Ludwig II of Bavaria found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM at 40. Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein and patron of Wagner
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland Jul 3rd - 1st NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
Jul 3rd - In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
Jul 4th - 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
Jul 6th - Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
Jul 10th - George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
Jul 10th - Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
Jul 17th - 10th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 5-7 6-3 6-4)
Jul 23rd - Steve Brodie supposedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge
Jul 24th - China takes British protectorate of Burma
Jul 28th - British Salisbury government forms
Aug 1st - Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand
Aug 4th - Colombia adopts constitution
Aug 12th - W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval
Prime Minister of Canada John A. MacdonaldPrime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald Aug 13th - John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia
Aug 15th - Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game
Aug 18th - Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
Aug 25th - 1st international polo meet (US vs England)
Aug 31st - 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die
Aug 31st - Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized
Sep 1st - Neth's New Code of Criminal law enforced
Sep 4th - Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war
Sep 6th - Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO) award
Apache Leader GeronimoApache Leader Geronimo Sep 9th - The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized.
Sep 11th - Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
Sep 14th - George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon
Sep 25th - Comedy opera "Dorothy," 1st produced in London
Oct 1st - US mint at Carson City, Nevada closes
Oct 6th - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
Oct 7th - Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
Oct 8th - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor" (BG)
Oct 10th - 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
Oct 12th - Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas
Oct 12th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 2nd Stain" (BG)
Oct 23rd - St Louis Browns win World Championship by beating Chicago 4-3 in 10
Oct 26th - Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain," premieres in Russia
Oct 27th - Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain," performed in Russia
Oct 28th - Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC
Oct 30th - Great-Britain and Germany divide boundaries in East Africa
Nov 1st - Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
Nov 3rd - Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curacao
Nov 4th - Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia," premieres
Nov 22nd - Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
Nov 30th - 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo
Nov 30th - The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
Dec 8th - American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president
Dec 16th - Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"
Dec 22nd - 1st national accountants' society in US formed (NYC)

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