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Historical Events In 1885

Monday, 12 November 2018

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   Boxing's first heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey in the year 1885.  

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

Aug 29   On this day in history gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle  

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 in the year 1885.  

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) in the year 1885.  

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   John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam) in the year 1885.  

Sep 05   On this day in history 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 in the year 1885.  

Sep 06   Franz T Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall) in the year 1885.  

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

Sep 10   In the year 1885 berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)  

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

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

Sep 11   On this day in history the birth of D.H Lawrence, English novelist  

Sep 12   Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set in the year 1885.  

Sep 14   Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor/composer (Batture d'aspetto) in the year 1885.  

Sep 15   Juliusz Zarebski, composer, dies at 31 in the year 1885.  

Sep 15   On this day in history 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   On this day in history george Cleveland, Sydney Nova Scotia, actor (Courage of Lassie)  

Sep 18   On this day in history abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer  

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

Sep 20   In the year 1885 ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, New Orleans, jazz pianist/composer  

Sep 21   In the year 1885 dutch demonstrate for general voting right  

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

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

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   In the year 1885 peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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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