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Historical Events In 1885

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Oct 30   In the year 1885 gustav Adolf Merkel, composer, dies at 57  

Oct 30   The birth of Ezra Pound, American poet on this day in history.  

Nov 01   First train service established over CP between Montreal and Winnipeg via Ottawa, Sudbury and the Lakehead in the year 1885.  

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   In the year 1885 the first Canadian Pacific Railway train leaves Montreal Quebec for Vancouver British Columbia  

Nov 03   On this day in history tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses  

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

Nov 05   In the year 1885 will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization)  

Nov 06   In the year 1885 emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor  

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

Nov 07   Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie on this day in history.  

Nov 07   On this day in history 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".  

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

Nov 08   On this day in history the CP special train arrives in Port Moody at Pacific Tidewater, the first railway train ever to travel across Canada from sea to sea.  

Nov 09   In the year 1885 opera "Ermine," premieres in London  

Nov 10   On this day in history esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business)  

Nov 10   In the year 1885 gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled  

Nov 11   On this day in history george S Patton, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts"  

Nov 11   On this day in history the birth of George Patton, Controversial World War II US General  

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

Nov 13   Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 13   Serbian army occupies Bulgaria in the year 1885.  

Nov 16   Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and "Father of Manitoba", Louis Riel is executed for treason in the year 1885.  

Nov 16   Louis Riel, French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41 in the year 1885.  

Nov 17   Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party) in the year 1885.  

Nov 19   On this day in history erskine Sanford, Trinidad CO, actor (Angel on My Shoulder)  

Nov 23   In the year 1885 amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united  

Nov 24   In the year 1885 alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27  

Nov 25   Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 26   1st meteor photograph in the year 1885.  

Nov 26   On this day in history the first meteor photograph  

Nov 26   On this day in history thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71  

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Famous Birthdays In 1885

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1885 birth of roland Diggle, composer  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

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   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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1885 death of schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823)  

Jan 19   In the year 1885 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   In the year 1885 death of charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51  

Feb 14   On this day in history death of jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)  

Feb 15   In the year 1885 leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52  

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