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Historical Events In 1885

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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

Feb 05   On this day in history news of fall of Khartoum reaches London  

Feb 07   In the year 1885 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   In the year 1885 1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii  

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

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   On this day in history licinio Refice, composer  

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

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

Feb 15   On this day in history richard Wurz, composer  

Feb 17   In the year 1885 bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa  

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

Feb 18   On this day in history mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published  

Feb 21   On this day in history sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)  

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) in the year 1885.  

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

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

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

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

Mar 04   On this day in history grover Cleveland inaugrated as first Democratic President since Civil War  

Mar 04   Willem H Winkel, Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Curacao) in the year 1885.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1885

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   In the year 1885 eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   Martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72 in the year 1885.  

Jan 26   Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51 died on this day in history.  

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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