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Historical Events In 1885

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Mar 07   John E W Thompson, named minister to Haiti in the year 1885.  

Mar 11   In the year 1885 fort Carlton Saskatchewan Leif Newry Fitzroy Crozier 1847-1901 warns Ottawa of danger of rebellion in Saskatchewan; NWMP Superintendent at Fort Carlton  

Mar 11   Malcolm Campbell, 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/min (8 km/min) in the year 1885.  

Mar 12   Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, Flemish architect/urban developer in the year 1885.  

Mar 13   On this day in history in Victoria British Columbia, the Legislature passes Chinese Restriction; bans entry of Chinese immigrants, later ruled unconstitutional  

Mar 14   "Mikado" opera premieres in London in the year 1885.  

Mar 14   On this day in history gilbert and Sullivan's opera "Mikado", premieres in London  

Mar 15   In the year 1885 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Lesson Djinns"  

Mar 16   On this day in history giacomo Benvenuti, composer  

Mar 19   In the year 1885 louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Saskatchewan  

Mar 19   On this day in history louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional govt, Sask  

Mar 20   In the year 1885 eugen Herrigel, Germany, philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe  

Mar 20   On this day in history john Matzeliger of Suriname patents shoe lacing machine  

Mar 21   On this day in history 2nd French government of Ferry resigns  

Mar 22   Adriano Lualdi, composer in the year 1885.  

Mar 22   In the year 1885 canadian troops ordered mobilized because of the Northwest Rebellion  

Mar 24   On this day in history charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08)  

Mar 25   In the year 1885 veit Valentin, German/US historian (Deutsche Revolution)  

Mar 26   In the year 1885 eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film  

Mar 26   In the year 1885 eastman Film Co manufactures first commercial motion picture film  

Mar 26   In the year 1885 julius Harrison, composer  

Mar 26   Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan on this day in history.  

Mar 28   Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, composer, dies at 53 in the year 1885.  

Mar 28   On this day in history marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, composer  

Mar 28   On this day in history uS Salvation Army officially organized  

Mar 30   Cree chief Poundmaker [Pitikwahanapiwiyin] 1826-1886 attacks and surrounds Battleford with 200 warriors; local settlers forced to seek shelter in NWMP barracks for a month on this day in history.  

Mar 30   Russian occupation of Penjdeh, Afghanistan, provokes crisis in Anglo-Russian relations on this day in history.  

Mar 30   The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire on this day in history.  

Mar 31   Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies in the year 1885.  

Mar 31   On this day in history great Britain declares Bechuanaland a protectorate  

Mar 31   Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist on this day in history.  

Apr 01   Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Wandering Spirit massacres 9 white settlers and Metis at Frog Lake Saskatchewan takes one man and two women prisoner with 7 other Crees on this day in history.  

Apr 03   Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer in the year 1885.  

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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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1885 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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 14   Jules Vall├Ęs, French writer (b. 1832) died in the year 1885.  

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

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