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Historical Events In 1885

Monday, 21 June 2021

Aug 23   On this day in history henry Thomas Tizard, scientist  

Aug 26   Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will) in the year 1885.  

Aug 28   Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer in the year 1885.  

Aug 28   In the year 1885 julius Hopp, composer, dies at 66  

Aug 29   In the year 1885 boxing's first heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey  

Aug 29   In the year 1885 gottlieb Daimler patents the first motor cycle  

Aug 29   Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle in the year 1885.  

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

Aug 31   On this day in history duBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy)  

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

Sep 02   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 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 04   The first buffet in the US opens in New York City on this day in history.  

Sep 04   On this day in history the first cafeteria opens (NYC)  

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

Sep 05   On this day in history john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam)  

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

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

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

Sep 07   Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930) in the year 1885.  

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

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

Sep 11   Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia in the year 1885.  

Sep 11   In the year 1885 the birth of D.H Lawrence, English novelist  

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

Sep 14   In the year 1885 vittorio Gui, Italian conductor/composer (Batture d'aspetto)  

Sep 15   In the year 1885 juliusz Zarebski, composer, dies at 31  

Sep 15   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 on this day in history.  

Sep 16   Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst on this day in history.  

Sep 16   Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup in the year 1885.  

Sep 17   On this day in history george Cleveland, Sydney Nova Scotia, actor (Courage of Lassie)  

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

Sep 18   Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination in the year 1885.  

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

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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   Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45) was born in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

Jan 11   In the year 1885 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   In the year 1885 eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29  

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   Martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72 in the year 1885.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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