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Historical Events In 1885

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Oct 30   In the year 1885 the birth of Ezra Pound, American poet  

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

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

Nov 02   Harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies) on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 06   On this day in history emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor  

Nov 06   US mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1885 johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71  

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   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   Gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled on this day in history.  

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 25   On this day in history 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   In the year 1885 1st meteor photograph  

Nov 26   On this day in history the first meteor photograph  

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   In the year 1885 birth of johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)  

Jan 05   In the year 1885 birth of humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)  

Jan 08   John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of a. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)  

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)  

Jan 11   In the year 1885 birth of jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965)  

Jan 13   Alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   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   On this day in history death of charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51  

Feb 14   In the year 1885 death of jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)  

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

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