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Historical Events In 1885

Sunday, 24 January 2021

May 18   Australians depart Suakin in the Sudan for Sydney on this day in history.  

May 18   On this day in history eurico Gaspar Dutra, president of Brazil (1945-50)  

May 19   1st mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts) on this day in history.  

May 19   On this day in history german chancellor Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon &Togoland  

May 19   The first mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn MA) in the year 1885.  

May 21   In the year 1885 gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73  

May 21   In the year 1885 sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg, wife of Prince William of Wied (d.1936)  

May 22   In the year 1885 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49  

May 22   On this day in history julio Fonseca, composer  

May 22   Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Miserables), dies at 83 in the year 1885.  

May 29   On this day in history alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63  

May 29   Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity) in the year 1885.  

Jun 01   Smallpox in Montreal killing 3,164 people in the year 1885.  

Jun 05   Georges Mandel, [Louis Rothschild], French Foreign minister (-1940) on this day in history.  

Jun 05   In the year 1885 j Palisa discovers asteroid #248 Lameia  

Jun 05   Julius Benedict, composer (Protoghesi), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jun 06   On this day in history 19th Belmont: Paul Duffy aboard Tyrant wins in 2:43  

Jun 07   On this day in history percy Brier, composer  

Jun 12   On this day in history roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France  

Jun 12   On this day in history werner Erich Josten, Elberfeld Germany, composer (Jungle)  

Jun 14   Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuelan publisher on Curacao, dies at 58 in the year 1885.  

Jun 17   Gen Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n), dies on this day in history.  

Jun 17   On this day in history statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'  

Jun 19   In the year 1885 stevan Hristic, composer  

Jun 22   Mahdi, [Muhammad Ahmed], Sudanese music reviewer, dies in the year 1885.  

Jun 23   On this day in history nSW Contingent to Sudan disembarks at Sydney  

Jun 24   In the year 1885 british government of Salisbury forms  

Jun 26   In the year 1885 andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac)  

Jun 27   In the year 1885 arthur Harmat, composer  

Jun 28   On this day in history berthold Viertel, writer  

Jun 29   In the year 1885 andre Gailhard, composer  

Jul 01   Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jul 01   The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada in the year 1885.  

Jul 02   In the year 1885 canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear  

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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   Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940) was born in the year 1885.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

Jan 08   In the year 1885 birth of a. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)  

Jan 11   Alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party) was born in the year 1885.  

Jan 11   Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965) was born on this day in history.  

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   Schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823) died in the year 1885.  

Jan 19   Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle in the year 1885.  

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

Jan 26   On this day in history death of charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51  

Feb 14   Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832) died on this day in history.  

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

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