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 - First British government of Salisbury resigns
Jan 29th - 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
Feb 9th - US President Grover 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 in Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
Painter Thomas EakinsPainter Thomas Eakins 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 26th - 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton aboard Old Joe wins
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
Apr 8th - William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
Apr 8th - First Home Rule Bill for Ireland presented by Gladstone, the Liberal Prime Minister of Britain, to the House of Commons
Father of Psychology Sigmund FreudFather of Psychology Sigmund Freud 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
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)
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland Jun 3rd - 24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo, Uganda
Jun 5th - 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
Jun 8th - First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common
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
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 government led by Lord Salisbury 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 28th - 6th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman (4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4)
Aug 31st - 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die
Aug 31st - Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized
Sep 1st - Netherland'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)
Sep 9th - The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized.
Queen of the United Kingdom VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom Victoria 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 first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City
Oct 30th - Great Britain and Germany agree 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 5th - 26th British Golf Open: David Brown shoots a 157 at Musselburgh Links
Nov 22nd - Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
Nov 30th - First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY
Nov 30th - The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel GompersFounder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers 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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