Sony has registered a trade mark for “The Order: 1886” via its American office. But, with some digging, the same trade mark was actually filed in Europe last month. That filing was made by Sony’s Benelux office – the region that houses Guerilla Games’ Netherland’s headquarters.
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Edit: here a list of what happened that year
January 29 – Karl Benz patent.
January 1 – Burma is presented to Queen Victoria as a birthday gift, after the country is annexed into British India in November 1885.
January 16 – A resolution is passed in the German Parliament, to condemn the Prussian deportations, the politically motivated mass expulsion of ethnic Poles and Jews from Prussia, initiated by Otto von Bismarck.
January 18 – Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).
February 14 – The first train load of oranges leaves Los Angeles via the transcontinental railroad.
March 3 – The Treaty of Bucharest ends the Serbo-Bulgarian War in the Balkans.
March 8 – Anti-Chinese sentiments result in riots in Seattle, USA.
March 16 – A law establishing the Kiel Canal is adopted.
March 17 – Carrollton Massacre: 20 African Americans are killed in Mississippi.
March 29 – Wilhelm Steinitz becomes first recognized World Chess Champion.
May 8: Coca-Cola invented.
April 4 – William Ewart Gladstone introduces the First Irish Home Rule Bill in the British Parliament; it is defeated on June 8.
April 25 – Easter occurs on the latest possible date (the next time in 1943).
May 1 – A general strike begins in the United States, which escalates into the Haymarket Riot and eventually wins the eight-hour workday in the U.S.
May 4 – Emil Berliner starts work that leads to the invention of the gramophone.
May 8 – Pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton invents a carbonated beverage that would be named Coca-Cola.
May 15 – Portugal and France agree to regulate the borders of their colonies in Guinea.
Motherwell Football Club was Founded.
Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that corporations have the same rights as living persons.
May 29 – Pharmacist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola (ad in the Atlanta Journal).
June 2 – U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion. She is 27 years his junior.
June 10: Mount Tarawera erupts.
June 9 – The centennial of the Stoughton Musical Society is celebrated.
June 10 – The Mount Tarawera volcano erupts in New Zealand, resulting in the deaths of over 150 people and the destruction of the famous Pink and White Terraces.
June 12 – King Ludwig II of Bavaria is captured.
June 13 – A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
June 30 – The Royal Holloway, University of London is opened by Queen Victoria in Surrey, United Kingdom.
November 30: Folies Bergere
July 3 – Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen .
July 9 – Charles Hall files a patent for his process of turning aluminium oxide into molten aluminium.
July 23 – Steve Brodie fakes a jump from the Brooklyn Bridge.
July 25 – Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative Party (UK)) becomes Great Britain's 30th Prime Minister.
August 13 – Nagasaki Incident
August 20 – A massive hurricane demolishes the town of Indianola, Texas.
August 19 the Christian union (Church of God) is established
August 31 – An earthquake of between 7.3 and 7.6 on the Richter Scale hits Charleston, South Carolina, leaving 40,000 homeless.
September 1 – Grasshopper Club Zurich is founded as first football club in the City of Zurich.
September 4 – American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo surrenders with his last band of warriors to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.
September 9 – Bern Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
September 15 – The first day of school begins in the newly founded Alhambra School District.
September 21 – William Stanley, Jr. patents the first practical alternating current transformer device, the induction coil.
October 7 – Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba.
October 28 – In New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty. The ensuing spontaneous celebration in New York City leads to the first Ticker tape parade.
November – extremely harsh Winter of 1886–1887 begins, killing tens of thousands of cattle on the Great Plains
November 3 – In Pakistan one of the biggest schools in the country, Aitchison College, Lahore, was founded by Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison
November 11 – Heinrich Hertz verifies at the University of Karlsruhe the existence of the electromagnetic waves.
November 30 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
December 17 – English adventurer Thomas Stevens concludes the first circumnavigation by bicycle in Yokohama, having set out on his penny-farthing from San Francisco in 1884.
December 25 – Arsenal Football Club is founded.
The Maidenhead Citadel Band of The Salvation Army is founded by William Thomas.
Heinz Baked Beans are first launched at the Fortnum & Mason department store in London, United Kingdom, although they are manufactured in Canada.
Scotch whisky distiller William Grant & Sons is founded.
The establishment of the Yorkshire Tea merchants.
The village of Skorenovac is founded, mostly by Székely Hungarians.
An inexpensive method for refining aluminum, the Hall-Héroult process, is discovered.
Father Augustine Tolton, the first Roman Catholic priest from the United States to proclaim himself African American, is ordained in Rome.
Horse-drawn streetcars of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany and Great Britain are carrying c. 900 million riders per year.
“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”
- George Orwell, ‘1984’