January 1886 in History

Events in History

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

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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

1stHistoric Invention

Jan 26 Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • Jan 27 First British government of Salisbury resigns
  • Jan 29 1st successful gasoline powered car patented by Karl Benz in Karlsruhe, Germany

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], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
  • Jan 14 Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • 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/graphic artist
  • Jan 21 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
  • Jan 26 Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/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 Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
  • Jan 18 Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
  • Jan 18 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
  • Jan 26 David Rice Atchison, American politician (b. 1807)