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Historical Events In 1885

Sunday, 21 July 2019

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 in the year 1885.  

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

Feb 08   Edith Evans, London England, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield) on this day in history.  

Feb 09   1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii in the year 1885.  

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

Feb 09   The first Japanese arrive in Hawaii in the year 1885.  

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

Feb 12   In the year 1885 licinio Refice, composer  

Feb 13   On this day in history elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman, 1st lady (1945-52)  

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

Feb 15   In the year 1885 richard Wurz, composer  

Feb 17   On this day in history bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa  

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) on this day in history.  

Feb 21   The Washington Monument is dedicated on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Mar 01   Lionel Atwill, English/US actor (Mystery of the Wax Museum) in the year 1885.  

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

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

Mar 03   In the year 1885 congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government)  

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 in the year 1885.  

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

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1885 birth of roland Diggle, composer  

Jan 02   Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72  

Jan 13   In the year 1885 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   On this day in history martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72  

Jan 26   In the year 1885 death of charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51  

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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