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Historical Events In 1885

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Jan 01   On this day in history roland Diggle, composer  

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 in the year 1885.  

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   On this day in history dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22)  

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

Jan 04   Eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29 in the year 1885.  

Jan 04   In the year 1885 the first appendectomy is performed by Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, Iowa.  

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

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

Jan 11   In the year 1885 alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)  

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

Jan 13   Alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man) in the year 1885.  

Jan 13   In the year 1885 schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823)  

Jan 16   Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40) in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

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

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

Jan 19   Battle at Abu Klea Sudan: 800-1000 killed in the year 1885.  

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   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   In the year 1885 the CPR telegraph reaches the Pacific from Halifax; now operating from coast to coast.  

Jan 25   In the year 1885 a J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon)  

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 in the year 1885.  

Jan 27   Jerome Kern, NYC, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta) in the year 1885.  

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

Feb 01   Camille Chautemps, premier France in the year 1885.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1885 birth of humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)  

Jan 08   In the year 1885 birth of john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

Jan 08   In the year 1885 birth of a. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)  

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

Jan 11   In the year 1885 birth of jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965)  

Jan 13   In the year 1885 birth of alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man)  

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

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

Jan 19   Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle in the year 1885.  

Jan 24   Martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72 in the year 1885.  

Jan 26   On this day in history death of charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51  

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

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

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