1886 events in history

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
May 1 Rallies are held throughout the United States demanding the eight-hour work day, culminating in the Haymarket affair in Chicago, in commemoration of which May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day in many countries
May 4 Haymarket affair: A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, Illinois, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd
May 5 The Bay View Tragedy: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, killing seven
May 8 Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine
May 29 The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal
Jun 2 The U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion
Jun 10 Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces
Jun 13 King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM
Jun 13 A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia
Jun 26 Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time
Jun 30 The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4
Jul 3 Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile
Jul 3 The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand
Jul 4 The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia
Jul 4 The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States
Aug 31 An earthquake kills 100 in Charleston, South Carolina
Sep 4 American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona
Sep 9 The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized
Oct 28 In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty
Oct 29 The first ticker tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated
Nov 1 Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka is established with 37 students
Nov 27 German judge Emil Hartwich sustains fatal injuries in a duel, which would become the background for Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest
Nov 30 The Folies Bergère stages its first revue