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Historical Events In 1885

Friday, 01 July 2022

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

Feb 08   On this day in history edith Evans, London England, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield)  

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

Feb 09   In the year 1885 alban Maria Johannes Berg, Vienna Austria, a Lulu of a composer!  

Feb 09   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history richard Wurz, composer  

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

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

Feb 18   In the year 1885 mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published  

Feb 21   Sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat) in the year 1885.  

Feb 21   On this day in history the Washington Monument is dedicated.  

Feb 21   In the year 1885 washington Monument dedicated (Wash DC)  

Feb 24   Bert Lytell, NYC, actor (Henry-One Man's Family) in the year 1885.  

Feb 24   The birth of Chester Nimitz, United States navy admiral in the year 1885.  

Feb 25   US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds on this day in history.  

Feb 25   On this day in history 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   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   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   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   Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history birth of humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)  

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   On this day in history birth of alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)  

Jan 11   In the year 1885 birth of jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965)  

Jan 13   On this day in history 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 in the year 1885.  

Jan 06   Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of jules Vall├Ęs, French writer (b. 1832)  

Feb 15   In the year 1885 leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52  

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