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WORLD EVENTS: 1886 WORLD EVENTS
  • Blizzards and overgrazing in the west of the United States reduce livestock populations by 60%

  • Psychopathia Sexualis, the first study of abnormal sexual practices in humans

  • English inventor Thomas Crapper invents the modern flush toilet

  • U.S. inventors Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter patent the Graphophone

  • The eighth and last impressionist art exhibition is held in Paris, France

  • The first "Avon ladies" start working in the United States

  • Coca-Cola goes on sale and is claimed to be a cure for headaches and dyspepsia

  • The tuxedo gets its name when tobacco heir Griswold Lorilland wears a short black dinner jacket with satin lapels to the Tuxedo Club in New York, NY
  • 1886
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