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Historical Events In 1885

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Feb 04   In the year 1885 cairine Ray Wilson, Montreal, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed)  

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   Edith Evans, London England, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield) in the year 1885.  

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

Feb 09   Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Vienna Austria, a Lulu of a composer! on this day in history.  

Feb 09   In the year 1885 the first Japanese arrive in Hawaii  

Feb 12   Carl Peters founds German East-Africa Society in the year 1885.  

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

Feb 15   On this day in history richard Wurz, composer  

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

Feb 18   On this day in history charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby, composer, dies at 61  

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) in the year 1885.  

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   Bert Lytell, NYC, actor (Henry-One Man's Family) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 26   Congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to England on this day in history.  

Feb 26   On this day in history lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer  

Mar 01   On this day in history lionel Atwill, English/US actor (Mystery of the Wax Museum)  

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

Mar 03   American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates on this day in history.  

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

Mar 03   US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail in the year 1885.  

Mar 03   US state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission in the year 1885.  

Mar 04   In the year 1885 gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London  

Mar 04   Grover Cleveland inaugrated as first Democratic President since Civil War on this day in history.  

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

Mar 06   Ringgold "Ring" Lardner, US sports writer (You Know Me Al) 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 in the year 1885.  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1885 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   On this day in history birth of alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1885 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   Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

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