Events in year of 1886

  • 01-011st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena, California)
  • 01-15Weekly Herald, 1st Vancouver, BC newspaper, publishes 1st issue
  • 01-19Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
  • 01-26Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
  • 01-271st British government of Salisbury resigns
  • 01-291st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
  • 02-09President Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence
  • 02-122nd British government of Salisbury forms
  • 02-13Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class
  • 02-23Aluminum manufacturing process developed
  • 03-061st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • 03-17Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed
  • 03-201st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Massachusetts
  • 03-261st cremation in England
  • 03-29Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
  • 04-06City of Vancouver BC incorporated
  • 04-06Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga
  • 04-25Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna
  • 04-291st public Dutch electricity opens
  • 05-01US general strike for 8 hour day, begins
  • 05-03M A Maclean elected 1st Mayor of Vancouver, BC
  • 05-04Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
  • 05-2114th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
  • 06-02Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)
  • 06-0324 Christians burn to death in Namgongo Uganda
  • 06-0520th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
  • 06-081st Civil Rights Act passes
  • 06-13Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
  • 07-031st New York Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
  • 07-03In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile

People born in year of 1886

  • 01-02Moyshe Leyb Halpern: Galican / US poet (In New-York)
  • 01-03John G Fletcher: United States -- Poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • 01-03Josephine Hull: Newtonville, Massachusetts -- Academy award actress (Harvey)
  • 01-08Noble Drew Ali [Timothy Drew]: North Carolina, United States -- Prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
  • 01-10Jose Antonio de Donostia: Composer
  • 01-11George Zucco: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury)
  • 01-14Hugh Lofting: England, United Kingdom -- Writer and illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • 01-17Glenn Luther Martin: Aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
  • 01-17Ronald Firbank: London, England -- Novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
  • 01-18Antoine Pevsner: French sculptor
  • 01-18Peter Alma: Dutch painter / graphic artist
  • 01-21Gustaaf Sap: Belgian Minister of Finance / Economy
  • 01-22John Joseph Becker: Composer
  • 01-26Joannes A Veraart: Dutch economist / MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
  • 01-31Alfonso Lopez: Colombia -- Statesman (President UN Security Council - 1948)
  • 02-02Kurt Baschwitz: German / Dutch sociologist / journalist (Du und)
  • 02-03Erwin Kroll: Composer
  • 02-08Charlie Ruggles: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show)
  • 02-12Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist: Composer
  • 02-12Michel Brusselmans: Composer
  • 02-14Theodor Werner: German painter
  • 02-15Sax Rohmer: England, United Kingdom -- Author (Dr Fu Manchu)
  • 02-16Van Wyck Brooks: New Jersey, United States -- Literary historian / writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • 02-19George Luther Foote: Composer
  • 02-20Bela Kun: Cehu Silvaniei, Romania -- Head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • 02-22Hugo Ball: German playwright / co-founder Flametti
  • 02-23Albert Edward Sammons: Composer
  • 02-27Hugo L Black: Alabama, United States -- (Sen-D-Alabama) / 78th Supreme Court Justice (1937-71)
  • 02-28Max Vasmer: German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
  • 03-01Oskar Kokoschka: Russia / Austrian / British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)

People died in year of 1886

  • 01-04Ernest Panckoucke: French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
  • 01-09Jakob Eduard Schmolzer: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-18Michal Czajchovski [Sadik Pasja]: Writer
  • 03-18Leopold Zunz: German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91
  • 03-29John Keble: Theologian, Bournemouth
  • 03-31Giovanni Rossi: Composer, dies at 57
  • 04-09Joseph V von Scheffel: German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
  • 04-13Karoly Thern: Composer, dies at 68
  • 05-01Conrad Busken Huet: Writer (Country of Rubens)
  • 05-01Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl: Composer, dies at 56
  • 05-05Joseph Albert: German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61
  • 05-15Emily Dickinson: US poet, dies at 55
  • 06-13Ludwig II: King of Bavaria, drowns, dies at 40
  • 06-18Joannes A Paredis: Belgian / Netherlands Bishop of Roermond, dies at 90
  • 07-05Henry Gerhard: Founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
  • 07-16Ned Buntline [Edward Zane Carroll Judson]: Author
  • 07-29Adolf Muller: Composer, dies at 84
  • 07-29Solomon Gazfried: Rabbi / Author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch)
  • 07-31Franz von Liszt [Ferencz]: Hungarian pianist / composer, dies at 74
  • 08-03Per August Olander: Composer, dies at 62
  • 08-06Wilhelm Scherer: German literature historian, dies at 45
  • 08-10Eduard Grell: Composer, dies at 85
  • 08-13Adolf von Doss: Composer, dies at 62
  • 08-16Swami Ramakrishna: Indies philosopher, dies at 50
  • 08-22Jose da Silva Mendes Leal: Portuguese Author (Indiana), dies at 67
  • 09-14Hubert Reis: Composer, dies at 84
  • 09-20John Liptrot Hatton: Composer, dies at 77
  • 10-10David L Yule: 1st Jewish US senator
  • 10-23Johann Nepomuk Kafka: Composer, dies at 67
  • 11-08Frederick J "Fred" Archer: English jockey, commits suicide at 29

Events in year of 1887

  • 01-04Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF)
  • 01-051st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
  • 01-20US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
  • 01-21Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms
  • 01-26Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians
  • 01-28England all out for 45 vs. Aust SCG, their lowest total ever
  • 02-01Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California and starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)
  • 02-03To avoid disputed National elections, Congress creates Electoral Count Act
  • 02-04Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads
  • 02-05Snow falls on San Francisco
  • 02-08Aurora Ski Club of Red Wing, Minn became the 1st US ski club
  • 02-08Dawes Act passed (indians living apart from tribe granted citizenship)
  • 02-14Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
  • 02-161st newspaper convention (Rochester NY)
  • 02-16Eduard Douwes Dekker writes his last text (Lf8-c5)
  • 02-201st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)
  • 02-20Germany, Austria-Hungary and France end Triple Alliance
  • 02-211st US bacteriology laboratory opens (Brooklyn)
  • 02-21Oregon becomes 1st US state to make Labor Day a holiday
  • 02-22Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati
  • 02-23Congress grants Seal Rocks to San Francisco
  • 02-23French / Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die
  • 03-02American Trotting Association organized in Detroit
  • 03-03American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton, Iowa
  • 03-03Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
  • 03-08Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
  • 03-13Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs
  • 03-151st salaried fish and game warden (William Alden Smith in Michigan)
  • 03-24Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)
  • 04-04Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor (Argonia, KS)

People born in year of 1887

  • 01-01Wilhelm Canaris: German Admiral / head German military intelligence
  • 01-03Helen Parkhurst: US educator (Education on the Dalton plan)
  • 01-10Robinson Jeffers: United States -- Poet / playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)
  • 01-11Aldo Leopold: Founder (Wilderness Society)
  • 01-16John Hamilton: Pennsylvania, United States -- Actor (Perry White-Superman)
  • 01-19Alexander Woollcott: New Jersey, United States -- Short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)
  • 01-21Alfred Henry Ackley: Composer
  • 01-25Diego Valeri: Italian author / poet (Le Gaie Tristezze)
  • 01-26Enrique E Ecker: Bacteriologist
  • 01-26Marc A "Pete" Mitscher: US Lieutenant Admiral (WWII-Task Force 58)
  • 01-27Carl Blegen: Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Archaeologist (excavator at Troy, Pylos)
  • 01-28Lily Theresa Strickland: Composer
  • 01-29Albert Conti: Trieste, Austria -- Actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion)
  • 02-01Dirk Roosenburg: Dutch architect
  • 02-03Carlo Jachino: Composer
  • 02-03Georg Trakl: Austrian poet (Autumn of the Lonely)
  • 02-09Henry Zimmerman: Baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • 02-09Vital Celen: Flemish writer (Puppy Love)
  • 02-11John van Melle: South African writer (Dawid Booysen)
  • 02-13Alvin York: Famed US soldier with 25 kills in WWI
  • 02-15H M Bateman: Sutton Forest, NSW -- Cartoonist
  • 02-17Leevi Antti Madetoja: Composer
  • 02-18Nikos Kasandsakis: Writer
  • 02-20David McKinley Williams: Composer
  • 02-20Hesketh Pearson: England, United Kingdom -- Biographer / playwright (Writ for Libel)
  • 02-21Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower: Austrian / Polish / French chess player
  • 02-23Oskar Frederik Lindberg: Composer
  • 02-25Leonard Carey: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (Laughter)
  • 02-26Benegal Narsing Rau: India -- President of UN Security Council (1950)
  • 02-26Grover Cleveland Alexander: HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)

People died in year of 1887

  • 01-01Johan Hendrik Koelman: Portrait painter, dies at 66
  • 01-14Friedrich von Amerling: Austrian painter, dies at 83
  • 01-14Peter "Peerke" Donders: Missionary (Father of Melaatsen), dies at 77
  • 02-10Ellen Wood: English Author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
  • 02-10Pieter JBCR van der Aa: Dutch geographer, dies at 54
  • 02-15Alexander Borodin: Composer
  • 02-19Eduard Douwes Dekker: Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), dies at 66
  • 03-02August W Eichler: German botanist, dies at 47
  • 03-02Wilhelm Troszel: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-16Emanuel Kania: Composer, dies at 59
  • 03-28Ditler G Monrad: Danish Bishop / Premier (1863-..), dies at 75
  • 04-28Carl Ferdinand Pohl: Composer, dies at 67
  • 04-30Friedrich Wilhelm Markull: Composer, dies at 71
  • 05-08Alexander Ulyanov: Brother of Lenin / hanged for assassination of tsar
  • 05-23Ludwig Mathias Lindeman: Composer, dies at 74
  • 05-27Coenraad J van Houten: Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86
  • 06-12Gustav Weber: Composer, dies at 41
  • 06-21Adolf Schimon: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-05August F Pott: German philological (That Personennamen)
  • 07-16Nicaise de Keyser: Flemish Painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73
  • 08-14Richard Jeffries: Naturalist / essayist
  • 08-17Franz Commer: Composer, dies at 74
  • 08-27Wilhelm Volkmar: Composer, dies at 74
  • 09-14Friedrich T Vischer: German philosopher / writer (Auch einer)
  • 10-07George James Webb: Composer, dies at 84
  • 10-17Gustav R Kirchhoff: German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63
  • 10-31George Alexander Macfarren: Composer, dies at 74
  • 11-02Jenny Lind [Swedish Nightingale]: Soprano, dies at 67
  • 11-18Eduard Marxsen: Composer, dies at 81
  • 11-18Gustav T Fechner: German psychologist / physicist, dies at 86