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Historical Events In 1885

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Oct 30   The birth of Ezra Pound, American poet in the year 1885.  

Nov 01   First train service established over CP between Montreal and Winnipeg via Ottawa, Sudbury and the Lakehead on this day in history.  

Nov 01   On this day in history pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei  

Nov 02   In the year 1885 harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies)  

Nov 02   The first Canadian Pacific Railway train leaves Montreal Quebec for Vancouver British Columbia on this day in history.  

Nov 03   Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses in the year 1885.  

Nov 03   Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes &businesses on this day in history.  

Nov 05   Will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization) on this day in history.  

Nov 06   Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor on this day in history.  

Nov 06   US mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close in the year 1885.  

Nov 07   On this day in history canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie  

Nov 07   The last spike is driven in the first Canadian transcontinental main line at Craigellachie B.C. in the Eagle Pass. Van Horne makes his famous fifteen-word speech "All I can say is that the work has been well done in every way" in the year 1885.  

Nov 08   Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Nov 08   The CP special train arrives in Port Moody at Pacific Tidewater, the first railway train ever to travel across Canada from sea to sea in the year 1885.  

Nov 09   On this day in history opera "Ermine," premieres in London  

Nov 10   In the year 1885 esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business)  

Nov 10   Gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled in the year 1885.  

Nov 11   In the year 1885 george S Patton, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts"  

Nov 11   In the year 1885 the birth of George Patton, Controversial World War II US General  

Nov 12   In the year 1885 montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game  

Nov 13   Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer in the year 1885.  

Nov 13   Serbian army occupies Bulgaria in the year 1885.  

Nov 16   On this day in history canadian rebel leader of the Métis and "Father of Manitoba", Louis Riel is executed for treason.  

Nov 16   In the year 1885 louis Riel, French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41  

Nov 17   Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party) on this day in history.  

Nov 19   Erskine Sanford, Trinidad CO, actor (Angel on My Shoulder) in the year 1885.  

Nov 23   Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united on this day in history.  

Nov 24   Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27 on this day in history.  

Nov 25   In the year 1885 alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27  

Nov 25   The first Canadian National Park is established at Banff as Rocky Mountains Park in the year 1885.  

Nov 26   1st meteor photograph in the year 1885.  

Nov 26   The first meteor photograph in the year 1885.  

Nov 26   In the year 1885 thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71  

Nov 27   In the year 1885 earliest photograph of a meteor shower made  

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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 in the year 1885.  

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

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

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   In the year 1885 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   Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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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