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Historical Events Happened In 1885

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Jan 01   Roland Diggle, composer on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history gen Wolseley receives last distress signal of Gen Gordon in Khartoum  

Jan 02   General Wolseley receives last distress signal of General Gordon in Khartoum on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)  

Jan 04   An appendix is successfuly removed for the first time in Iowa, USA on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22) on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs first appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22) on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29  

Jan 04   On this day in history the first appendectomy is performed by Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, Iowa.  

Jan 06   On this day in history peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72  

Jan 08   On this day in history john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

Jan 11   Alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party) on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Henrik Ibsen's "Vildauden," premieres in Oslo on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man)  

Jan 13   On this day in history schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823)  

Jan 16   Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40) on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history british beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan  

Jan 17   Brits beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan on this day in history.  

Jan 17   E Ball-Hennings, writer on this day in history.  

Jan 19   On this day in history battle at Abu Klea Sudan 800-1000 killed  

Jan 19   Battle at Abu Klea Sudan: 800-1000 killed on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Huddie Ledbetter, "Leadbelly", blues singer [or 12/1/89, 1/29/89] on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer  

Jan 24   Martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   The CPR telegraph reaches the Pacific from Halifax; now operating from coast to coast on this day in history.  

Jan 25   A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon) on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie," premieres on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum on this day in history.  

Jan 27   Jerome Kern, NYC, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta) on this day in history.  

Jan 30   John Henry Towers, aviator/naval hero on this day in history.  

Feb 01   On this day in history camille Chautemps, premier France  

Feb 02   Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1885

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Roland Diggle, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1885

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   On this day in history eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29  

Jan 06   On this day in history peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72  

Jan 13   Schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823) died on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72  

Jan 26   Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51 died on this day in history.  

Feb 14   Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832) died on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.