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Historical Events In 1885

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

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

Nov 01   First train service established over CP between Montreal and Winnipeg via Ottawa, Sudbury and the Lakehead on this day in history.  

Nov 01   Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei on this day in history.  

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

Nov 05   On this day in history will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization)  

Nov 06   Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor in the year 1885.  

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

Nov 07   On this day in history canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie  

Nov 07   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" on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1885.  

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

Nov 10   In the year 1885 esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business)  

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

Nov 11   George S Patton, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts" in the year 1885.  

Nov 11   The birth of George Patton, Controversial World War II US General in the year 1885.  

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

Nov 13   On this day in history montague Fawcett Phillips, composer  

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

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

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

Nov 23   Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united on this day in history.  

Nov 24   On this day in history alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27  

Nov 25   In the year 1885 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 26   In the year 1885 1st meteor photograph  

Nov 26   In the year 1885 the first meteor photograph  

Nov 26   In the year 1885 thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1885 birth of john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

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   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   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 in the year 1885.  

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

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

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