On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1886

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, South African painter, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1957)

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf von Doss, German composer, dies at 62
1886 Highlights

About August 13, 1886

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo