Historical Events in August 1886

  • Aug 1 Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand
  • Aug 4 Colombia adopts constitution
  • Aug 12 W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval

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Aug 13 John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • Aug 15 Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game
  • Aug 18 Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
  • Aug 25 1st international polo meet (US vs England)
  • Aug 28 6th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman (4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Aug 31 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die
  • Aug 31 Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized