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Historical Events In 1885

Monday, 19 November 2018

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

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

Nov 01   In the year 1885 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   In the year 1885 tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses  

Nov 03   In the year 1885 tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes &businesses  

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   On this day in history canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie  

Nov 07   In the year 1885 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 in the year 1885.  

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

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

Nov 13   In the year 1885 montague Fawcett Phillips, composer  

Nov 13   On this day in history serbian army occupies Bulgaria  

Nov 16   In the year 1885 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   On this day in history henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)  

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

Nov 25   On this day in history the first Canadian National Park is established at Banff as Rocky Mountains Park  

Nov 26   On this day in history 1st meteor photograph  

Nov 26   The first meteor photograph on this day in history.  

Nov 26   Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71 in the year 1885.  

Nov 27   Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1885

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of roland Diggle, composer  

Jan 02   In the year 1885 birth of johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)  

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 in the year 1885.  

Jan 11   In the year 1885 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72  

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

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