What Happened in 1886

Significant Events

  • Jan 29 1st successful gasoline powered car patented by Karl Benz in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Apr 8 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
  • May 1 US general strike for 8-hour working day begins
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Did You Know?

Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells first Coca-Cola (contained cocaine)

On May 8, 1886


World Leaders in 1886

Famous People in 1886

Famous Weddings

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Would You Believe?

1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY

On October 10, 1886