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Historical Events In 1885

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Feb 04   Cairine Ray Wilson, Montreal, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed) on this day in history.  

Feb 05   News of fall of Khartoum reaches London on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930) in the year 1885.  

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

Feb 09   1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii on this day in history.  

Feb 09   Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Vienna Austria, a Lulu of a composer! in the year 1885.  

Feb 09   On this day in history the first Japanese arrive in Hawaii  

Feb 12   On this day in history carl Peters founds German East-Africa Society  

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

Feb 13   In the year 1885 elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman, 1st lady (1945-52)  

Feb 15   Leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52 in the year 1885.  

Feb 15   Richard Wurz, composer in the year 1885.  

Feb 17   Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa on this day in history.  

Feb 18   In the year 1885 charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby, composer, dies at 61  

Feb 18   Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published on this day in history.  

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   Washington Monument dedicated (Wash DC) in the year 1885.  

Feb 24   On this day in history bert Lytell, NYC, actor (Henry-One Man's Family)  

Feb 24   In the year 1885 the birth of Chester Nimitz, United States navy admiral  

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

Feb 25   In the year 1885 uS Congress condemns barbed wire around govt grounds  

Feb 26   On this day in history congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to England  

Feb 26   Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer in the year 1885.  

Mar 01   In the year 1885 lionel Atwill, English/US actor (Mystery of the Wax Museum)  

Mar 03   On this day in history 1st US state (Calif) establishes a permanent forest commission  

Mar 03   In the year 1885 american Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates  

Mar 03   Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government) on this day in history.  

Mar 03   On this day in history uS Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail  

Mar 03   On this day in history uS state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission  

Mar 04   On this day in history gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London  

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

Mar 04   On this day in history willem H Winkel, Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Curacao)  

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

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 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   In the year 1885 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1885.  

Feb 14   In the year 1885 death of jules Vall├Ęs, French writer (b. 1832)  

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

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