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Historical Events In 1885

Monday, 27 January 2020

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

Nov 01   On this day in history 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   Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history uS mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close  

Nov 07   In the year 1885 canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie  

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

Nov 09   Opera "Ermine," premieres in London on this day in history.  

Nov 10   Esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business) on this day in history.  

Nov 10   On this day in history 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   The birth of George Patton, Controversial World War II US General on this day in history.  

Nov 12   Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game on this day in history.  

Nov 13   In the year 1885 montague Fawcett Phillips, composer  

Nov 13   Serbian army occupies Bulgaria on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1885 erskine Sanford, Trinidad CO, actor (Angel on My Shoulder)  

Nov 23   On this day in history amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united  

Nov 24   Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27 in the year 1885.  

Nov 25   Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27 in the year 1885.  

Nov 25   The first Canadian National Park is established at Banff as Rocky Mountains Park on this day in history.  

Nov 26   1st meteor photograph on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967) was born in the year 1885.  

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   On this day in history eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29  

Jan 06   Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history death of schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823)  

Jan 19   Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72  

Jan 26   On this day in history 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   Leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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