On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1886

Historical Events

  • German patent granted to inventor Carl Benz for "vehicle with gas engine operation", the first automobile (No. DE37435C)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician, born in Ramrail, Tipperah, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1971)
  • Gheorge Tatarescu, Romanian politician (Prime Minister, 1933-37 and 1939-40; Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1945-48), born in T├órgu Jiu, Romania (d. 1957)
  • Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith; Nothing But Trouble), born in Rehutia, Manickpur, India (d. 1946)
1886 Highlights

About November 2, 1886

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio