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Historical Events In 1885

Friday, 17 January 2020

Aug 26   Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will) on this day in history.  

Aug 28   Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer on this day in history.  

Aug 28   On this day in history julius Hopp, composer, dies at 66  

Aug 29   On this day in history boxing's first heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey  

Aug 29   Gottlieb Daimler patents the first motor cycle in the year 1885.  

Aug 29   Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle on this day in history.  

Aug 30   13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda in the year 1885.  

Aug 31   DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy) on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies on this day in history.  

Sep 02   In the year 1885 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.  

Sep 04   On this day in history 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)  

Sep 04   The first buffet in the US opens in New York City in the year 1885.  

Sep 04   The first cafeteria opens (NYC) on this day in history.  

Sep 05   In the year 1885 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)  

Sep 05   In the year 1885 john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam)  

Sep 05   The first gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind) in the year 1885.  

Sep 06   On this day in history eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.  

Sep 06   On this day in history franz T Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall)  

Sep 07   Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930) on this day in history.  

Sep 10   Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie) on this day in history.  

Sep 11   David Herbert "DH" Lawrence, England, writer (Lady Chatterly's Lover) on this day in history.  

Sep 11   On this day in history moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia  

Sep 11   The birth of D.H Lawrence, English novelist on this day in history.  

Sep 12   Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set on this day in history.  

Sep 14   Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor/composer (Batture d'aspetto) on this day in history.  

Sep 15   On this day in history juliusz Zarebski, composer, dies at 31  

Sep 15   In the year 1885 tthe famous circus elephant "Jumbo" is killed by a GTR freight train, hauled by locomotive no. 788 at St. Thomas. It was struck from behind while being lead along the track to be loaded into his car. Jumbo stood 12' 5" high and weighted 7 1/2 tons.  

Sep 16   Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst in the year 1885.  

Sep 16   On this day in history puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup  

Sep 17   In the year 1885 george Cleveland, Sydney Nova Scotia, actor (Courage of Lassie)  

Sep 18   Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer in the year 1885.  

Sep 18   On this day in history riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.  

Sep 20   Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, New Orleans, jazz pianist/composer on this day in history.  

Sep 21   On this day in history dutch demonstrate for general voting right  

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Famous Birthdays In 1885

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Roland Diggle, composer was born in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

Jan 08   In the year 1885 birth of john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of a. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72 in the year 1885.  

Jan 13   Schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823) died on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

Jan 24   In the year 1885 martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72  

Jan 26   Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51 died in the year 1885.  

Feb 14   In the year 1885 death of jules Vall├Ęs, French writer (b. 1832)  

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

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