What Happened on July 23, 1886

Historical Events

  • American civilian Steve Brodie allegedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge (135-feet)

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Whitten Brown, British aviator (first nonstop airplane crossing of the Atlantic with John W. Alcock), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1948)
  • Jan Poortenaar, Dutch painter, etcher and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1958)
  • Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, Spanish writer (Englishmen, Frenchmen, Spaniards) and diplomat, born in La Coruña, Spain (d.
  • Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (Thermodynamik), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1976)
1886 Highlights

About July 23, 1886

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo