1886 in history

1886 events chronologically

Jan 18 Modern hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England
Jan 29 Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile
Feb 23 Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister Julia Brainerd Hall
Mar 1 The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham
Mar 27 Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars
Mar 29 Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 8 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons

Top 7 most famous people born in 1886

Jan 25 Wilhelm Furtwängler a German conductor and composer. He is considered to be one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century
Mar 27 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe a German-American architect. He is commonly referred to and was addressed as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture
Jun 25 Henry H. Arnold an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps , Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, the only Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only person to hold a five-star rank in two different U.S. military services. Arnold was also the founder of Project RAND, which evolved into one of the world's largest non-profit global policy think tanks, the RAND Corporation, and one of the founders of Pan American World Airways
Aug 20 Paul Tillich widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. Among the general public, he is best known for his works The Courage to Be and Dynamics of Faith , which introduced issues of theology and modern culture to a general readership. Theologically, he is best known for his major three-volume work Systematic Theology in which he developed his "method of correlation", an approach of exploring the symbols of Christian revelation as answers to the problems of human existence raised by contemporary existential philosophical analysis
Oct 16 David Ben-Gurion the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.
Nov 15 René Guénon a French author and intellectual who remains an influential figure in the domain of metaphysics, having written on topics ranging from metaphysics, "sacred science" and traditional studies to symbolism and initiation.
Dec 18 Ty Cobb an American Major League Baseball outfielder. He was born in rural Narrows, Georgia. Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team's player-manager, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1936 Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes

Top 7 most famous people died in 1886

May 15 Emily Dickinson an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Considered an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence
Jun 13 Ludwig II of Bavaria King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death. He is sometimes called the Swan King and der Märchenkönig, the Fairy Tale King. He also held the titles of Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Duke of Franconia, and Duke in Swabia
Jun 14 Alexander Ostrovsky a Russian playwright, generally considered the greatest representative of the Russian realistic period. The author of 47 original plays, Ostrovsky "almost single-handedly created a Russian national repertoire." His dramas are among the most widely read and frequently performed stage pieces in Russia
Jun 21 Daniel Dunglas Home a Scottish physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights, speak with the dead, and to produce rapping and knocks in houses at will. His biographer Peter Lamont opines that he was one of the most famous men of his era. Harry Houdini described him as "one of the most conspicuous and lauded of his type and generation" and "the forerunner of the mediums whose forte is fleecing by presuming on the credulity of the public." Home conducted hundreds of séances, which were attended by many eminent Victorians
Jul 31 Franz Liszt T.O.S.F. in modern use Liszt Ferenc ; from 1859 to 1867 officially Franz Ritter von Liszt, was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary
Aug 16 Ramakrishna an Indian mystic during 19th-century. His religious school of thought led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission by his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda. He is also referred to as "Paramahamsa" by his devotees, as such he is popularly known as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Nov 18 Chester A. Arthur the 21st President of the United States ; he succeeded James Garfield upon the latter's assassination. At the outset, Arthur struggled to overcome his reputation, stemming from his beginnings in politics as a politician from the New York City Republican political machine. He succeeded by embracing the cause of civil service reform. His advocacy for, and subsequent enforcement of, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was the centerpiece of his administration