On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1886

Historical Events

Historic Event

William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

Famous Birthdays

Jim Barnes

Jim Barnes, English golfer (PGA C'ship 1916, 19; US Open 1921, British Open 1925), born in Lelant, Cornwall (d. 1966)

  • Margaret Ayer Barnes, American playwright and writer (Years of Grace), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
1886 Highlights

About April 8, 1886

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries