- 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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1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
On October 10, 1886