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Historical Events In 1885

Monday, 21 June 2021

Feb 04   On this day in history cairine Ray Wilson, Montreal, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed)  

Feb 05   News of fall of Khartoum reaches London in the year 1885.  

Feb 07   On this day in history sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)  

Feb 08   In the year 1885 edith Evans, London England, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield)  

Feb 09   On this day in history 1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii  

Feb 09   On this day in history alban Maria Johannes Berg, Vienna Austria, a Lulu of a composer!  

Feb 09   The first Japanese arrive in Hawaii on this day in history.  

Feb 12   Carl Peters founds German East-Africa Society on this day in history.  

Feb 12   Licinio Refice, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman, 1st lady (1945-52) in the year 1885.  

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

Feb 15   Richard Wurz, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa in the year 1885.  

Feb 18   Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published in the year 1885.  

Feb 21   Sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat) on this day in history.  

Feb 21   In the year 1885 the Washington Monument is dedicated.  

Feb 21   On this day in history washington Monument dedicated (Wash DC)  

Feb 24   In the year 1885 bert Lytell, NYC, actor (Henry-One Man's Family)  

Feb 24   The birth of Chester Nimitz, United States navy admiral on this day in history.  

Feb 25   US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds in the year 1885.  

Feb 25   On this day in history uS Congress condemns barbed wire around govt grounds  

Feb 26   In the year 1885 congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to England  

Feb 26   In the year 1885 lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer  

Mar 01   Lionel Atwill, English/US actor (Mystery of the Wax Museum) on this day in history.  

Mar 03   In the year 1885 1st US state (Calif) establishes a permanent forest commission  

Mar 03   American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates in the year 1885.  

Mar 03   Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government) in the year 1885.  

Mar 03   US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail on this day in history.  

Mar 03   US state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Grover Cleveland inaugrated as first Democratic President since Civil War in the year 1885.  

Mar 04   Willem H Winkel, Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Curacao) on this day in history.  

Mar 06   In the year 1885 ringgold "Ring" Lardner, US sports writer (You Know Me Al)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1885

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of roland Diggle, composer  

Jan 02   In the year 1885 birth of johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)  

Jan 05   Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940) was born in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965)  

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

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

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

Jan 19   In the year 1885 fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle  

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

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   In the year 1885 leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52  

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