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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1886 AD


January 1: 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)
January 15: Weekly Herald, 1st Vancouver, BC newspaper, publishes 1st issue
January 19: Aurora Ski Club, 1st in U.S., founded in Minnesota
January 26: Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
January 27: 1st British government of Salisbury resigns
January 29: 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe


February 9: President Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence
February 12: 2nd British government of Salisbury forms
February 13: Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class
February 23: Aluminum manufacturing process developed
February 23: London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad
February 23: Tsjaikovski's symphony "Manfred," premieres


March 6: 1st U.S. alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
March 6: 1st U.S. nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, New York City
March 17: Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed
March 20: 1st AC power plant in U.S. begins commercial operation, Massachusetts
March 26: 1st cremation in England
March 29: Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke


April 6: City of Vancouver BC incorporated
April 6: Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga
April 25: Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna
April 29: 1st public Dutch electricity opens


May 1: U.S. general strike for 8 hour day, begins
May 3: M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC
May 4: Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
May 8: Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
May 14: 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36
May 19: Camille Saint-Saens' 3rd Symphony in C, premieres
May 21: 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45


June 2: Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency, Frances Folsom
June 3: 24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo Uganda
June 5: 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
June 8: 1st Civil Rights Act passes
June 13: Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver


July 3: 1st New York Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
July 3: In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
July 4: 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
July 6: Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
July 10: Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink and white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
July 10: George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
July 23: Steve Brodie supposedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge
July 24: China takes British protectorate of Burma
July 28: English Salisbury government forms


August 1: Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand
August 4: Colombia adopts constitution
August 12: W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, vs. AuAustraliast, The Oval
August 15: Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game
August 18: Carr Baker Neel and Samuel Neel win U.S. Lawn Tennis Association doubles
August 25: 1st International polo meet, U.S. vs England
August 31: 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern U.S., at Charleston SC, 110 die
August 31: Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized


September 1: Netherlands New Code of Criminal law enforced
September 4: Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war
September 6: Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO) award
September 11: Mayflower (U.S.) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
September 14: George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon
September 25: Comedy opera "Dorothy," 1st produced in London


October 1: U.S. Mint at Carson City, Nevada closes
October 6: Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient"
October 7: Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
October 8: Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor"
October 10: 1st dinner jacket worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, New York (tuxedo)
October 12: Hurricane and sea surge kills 250 at Indianola, Texas
October 12: Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 2nd Stain"
October 23: St. Louis Browns win World Championship by beating Chicago 4-3 in 10
October 26: Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain," premieres in Russia
October 27: Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain," performed in Russia
October 28: Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland
October 30: Great Britain/Germany divide boundaries in East-Africa


November 3: Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curaeao
November 4: Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia," premieres
November 22: Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
November 30: 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo


December 8: American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president
December 16: Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"
December 22: 1st national accountants' society in U.S. formed (New York City)
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