What Happened in 1886

Significant Events

  • Jan 29 Karl Benz patents the "Benz Patent-Motorwagen" in Karlsruhe, Germany, the world's 1st automobile with a burning motor
  • 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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Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City

On October 28, 1886


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

On October 10, 1886

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