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Historical Events In 1885

Saturday, 28 March 2020

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

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   Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

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

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 in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

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

Nov 10   On this day in history 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   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   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   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) on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1885.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1885 fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle  

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   In the year 1885 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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