On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1886

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDiego Rivera

Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (En el Arsenal) and husband of Frida Kahlo, born in Guanajuato, México (d. 1957)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera

1886 Highlights

About December 8, 1886

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius