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Historical Events In 1885

Thursday, 17 January 2019

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

Aug 28   On this day in history armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer  

Aug 28   Julius Hopp, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1885.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 31   In the year 1885 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 in the year 1885.  

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

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

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

Sep 05   The first gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind) on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

Sep 10   Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie) in the year 1885.  

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

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   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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1885.  

Sep 16   On this day in history karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   Roland Diggle, composer was born on this day in history.  

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   John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   On this day in history fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle  

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

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

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