What Happened in July 1886

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 1st NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine

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Jul 3 In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • Jul 4 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
  • Jul 6 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
  • Jul 10 George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
  • Jul 17 10th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 5-7 6-3 6-4)
  • Jul 23 Steve Brodie supposedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge
  • Jul 24 China takes British protectorate of Burma

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Jul 28 British government led by Lord Salisbury forms

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Raymond A Spruance, US admiral/fleet commander/ambassador
  • Jul 4 Heinrich Kaminski, composer
  • Jul 5 Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
  • Jul 5 Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (PvdA, 1948-58)/Indonesia (AOW)
  • Jul 5 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • Jul 10 John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/fieldmarshal of Palestine
  • Jul 11 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • Jul 12 Jean Hersholt, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Men in White, Aryan)
  • Jul 23 Arthur Whitten Brown, aviator
  • Jul 23 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
  • Jul 23 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
  • Jul 23 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • Jul 24 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Snow Dusting), born in Nihonbashi, Tokyo (d. 1965)
  • Jul 26 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • Jul 27 Ernst May, German architect (d. 1970)
  • Jul 30 Johan Algot Haquinius, composer
  • Jul 31 Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1931)
  • Jul 31 Constant Permeke, Flemish painter and statues artist (Sow), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1952)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
  • Jul 16 Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
  • Jul 29 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 29 Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies

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Jul 31 Franz Liszt [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt