January 1886 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jan 5 "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson published by Longmans, Green & Co.

  • Jan 15 Weekly Herald, 1st newspaper in Vancouver, BC, publishes 1st issue
  • Jan 19 Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
  • Jan 27 First British government of Salisbury resigns

InventionHistoric Invention

Jan 29 Karl Benz patents the "Benz Patent-Motorwagen" in Karlsruhe, Germany, the world's 1st automobile with a burning motor

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
  • Jan 2 Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
  • Jan 3 John G Fletcher, American poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • Jan 8 Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], prophet (Moorish Science Temple), born in North Carolina
  • Jan 14 Hugh Lofting, English writer and illustrator (Dr Dolittle), born in Maidenhead, England (d. 1947)
  • Jan 17 Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
  • Jan 17 Ronald Firbank, British novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England (d. 1926)
  • Jan 18 Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
  • Jan 18 Peter Alma, Dutch painter and graphic artist
  • Jan 21 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
  • Jan 26 Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist and MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
  • Jan 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 28 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 31 Alfonso L√≥pez Pumarejo, 16th President of Colombia (Liberal: 1934-38 and 1942-46) and statesman (President of UN security council 1948), born in Honda, Colombia (d. 1959)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
  • Jan 16 Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise), dies at 81
  • Jan 18 Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
  • Jan 18 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
  • Jan 26 David Rice Atchison, American politician (possibly served as President of the United States on March 3, 1849), dies at 78