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Historical Events In 1885

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Oct 30   The birth of Ezra Pound, American poet on this day in history.  

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

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   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 in the year 1885.  

Nov 05   In the year 1885 will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization)  

Nov 06   In the year 1885 emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor  

Nov 06   In the year 1885 uS mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close  

Nov 07   Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie on this day in history.  

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 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) in the year 1885.  

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 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   On this day in history montague Fawcett Phillips, composer  

Nov 13   In the year 1885 serbian army occupies Bulgaria  

Nov 16   Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and "Father of Manitoba", Louis Riel is executed for treason on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1885.  

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   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   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   Roland Diggle, composer was born in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1885 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1885 eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29  

Jan 06   Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72 in the year 1885.  

Jan 13   In the year 1885 death of schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823)  

Jan 19   On this day in history fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle  

Jan 24   In the year 1885 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 in the year 1885.  

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