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Historical Events In 1885

Monday, 06 April 2020

Jan 01   On this day in history roland Diggle, composer  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1885 general Wolseley receives last distress signal of General Gordon in Khartoum  

Jan 02   Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes) in the year 1885.  

Jan 04   An appendix is successfuly removed for the first time in Iowa, USA in the year 1885.  

Jan 04   Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22) in the year 1885.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1885 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   In the year 1885 peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72  

Jan 08   John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45) in the year 1885.  

Jan 11   Alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party) in the year 1885.  

Jan 11   Henrik Ibsen's "Vildauden," premieres in Oslo in the year 1885.  

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

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

Jan 16   On this day in history wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)  

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

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

Jan 17   On this day in history e Ball-Hennings, writer  

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] in the year 1885.  

Jan 23   Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

Jan 26   Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51 in the year 1885.  

Jan 26   On this day in history muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum  

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

Jan 30   John Henry Towers, aviator/naval hero in the year 1885.  

Feb 01   Camille Chautemps, premier France on this day in history.  

Feb 02   Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi) in the year 1885.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1885

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Roland Diggle, composer was born in the year 1885.  

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

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

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

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

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)  

Jan 11   Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965) was born in the year 1885.  

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   Eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29 in the year 1885.  

Jan 06   Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72 in the year 1885.  

Jan 13   Schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823) died in the year 1885.  

Jan 19   On this day in history fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle  

Jan 24   In the year 1885 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 Vall├Ęs, French writer (b. 1832) died in the year 1885.  

Feb 15   On this day in history leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52  

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