What Happened in 1886

Significant Events

  • Jan 29 1st successful gasoline powered car patented by Karl Benz in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 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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American chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola

On May 29, 1886


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"The Times" of London publishes world's 1st classified ad

On February 23, 1886

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