1886 in History – What happened in year 1886

In history, year 1886 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1886.

Know what happened in 1886:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 JuneGrover Cleveland became the only U.S. President to marry in theWhite House when he wed Frances Folsom (wedding pictured).
08 AprilBritish Prime Minister William Gladstone introduced the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
13 JuneKing Ludwig II of Bavaria was found dead in Lake Starnberg nearMunich under mysterious circumstances.
29 January German engine designer and engineer Karl Benz filed a patent for the Motorwagen, the first purpose-built, gasoline-driven automobile.
11 DecemberThe London-based football club Arsenal, then known as DialSquare, played their first match on the Isle of Dogs.
28 OctoberIn New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicatedthe Statue of Liberty (pictured), a gift from France, to commemorate thecentennial of the Declaration of Independence.
04 SeptemberAfter over 25 years of fighting against the United States Armyand the armed forces of Mexico, Geronimo of the Chiricahua Apachesurrendered at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.
08 MayIn Atlanta, American pharmacist John Pemberton first sold hiscarbonated beverage Coca-Cola as a patent medicine, claiming that itcured a number of diseases.
13 JuneKing Ludwig II of Bavaria was found dead in Lake Starnberg near Munich under mysterious circumstances.
26 JuneFrench chemist Henri Moissan reported he was able tosuccessfully isolate elemental fluorine, for which he later won theNobel Prize in Chemistry.
11 DecemberThe London-based football club Arsenal, then known as DialSquare, played their first match on the Isle of Dogs.
28 OctoberIn New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicatedthe Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, to commemorate the centennialof the Declaration of Independence.
02 JuneGrover Cleveland became the only U.S. President to marry in theWhite House when he wed Frances Folsom.
13 JuneKing Ludwig II of Bavaria was found dead in Lake Starnberg nearMunich under mysterious circumstances.
26 JuneFrench chemist Henri Moissan reported he was able tosuccessfully isolate elemental fluorine (liquid fluorine pictured), forwhich he later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
04 MayAn unknown assailant threw a bomb into a crowd of police,turning a peaceful labor rally in Chicago into the Haymarket massacre,which resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and manybystanders.
08 MayIn Atlanta, American pharmacist John Pemberton first sold hiscarbonated beverage Coca-Cola as a patent medicine, claiming that itcured a number of diseases.
08 MayIn Atlanta, American pharmacist John Pemberton first sold his carbonated beverage Coca-Cola as a patent medicine, claiming that it cured a number of diseases.
13 JuneKing Ludwig II of Bavaria was found dead in Lake Starnberg nearMunich under mysterious circumstances.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1886:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 MayMarcel Dupré / Composer / France
02 January Billy Zulch / Cricketer / South Africa
05 March Freddie Welsh / Boxer / United Kingdom
08 AprilMargaret Ayer Barnes / Author / United States of America
09 January Lloyd Loar / Engineer / United States of America
09 NovemberEd Wynn / Actor / United States of America
10 MayKarl Barth / Author / Switzerland
10 DecemberVictor McLaglen / Actor / United States of America
13 NovemberMary Wigman / Dancer / Germany
13 March Albert William Stevens / Photographer / United States of America
13 March Home Run Baker / Baseball Player / United States of America
14 March Firmin Lambot / Cyclist / Belgium
17 SeptemberAnton Irv / Captain / Estonia
18 January Clara Nordström / Author / Sweden
19 JuneFinley Hamilton / Politician / United States of America
20 NovemberBray Hammond / Author / United States of America
20 DecemberHazel Hotchkiss Wightman / Business Man / United States of America
22 February Hugo Ball / Poet / Germany
24 March Robert Mallet-Stevens / Architect / France
27 March Sergey Kirov / Politician / Russia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1886:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 AugustMaithili Sharan Gupt / Poet / India
30 JulyDr. S. Muthulakshmi Reddy / Socialist / India
25 MayRas Behari Bose / Freedom Fighter / India
30 JulyDr. Muthulakshmi Reddy / Doctor / India
27 January Radhabinod Pal / Academic / India
25 MayRash Behari Bose / Soldier / India
10 JanuaryJohn Mathai / Economist / India

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