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Historical Events In 1885

Friday, 27 November 2020

Oct 30   On this day in history gustav Adolf Merkel, composer, dies at 57  

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

Nov 01   In the year 1885 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 02   In the year 1885 harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies)  

Nov 02   On this day in history the first Canadian Pacific Railway train leaves Montreal Quebec for Vancouver British Columbia  

Nov 03   Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses on this day in history.  

Nov 03   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1885 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 in the year 1885.  

Nov 08   In the year 1885 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   On this day in history opera "Ermine," premieres in London  

Nov 10   On this day in history esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business)  

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

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   On this day in history montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game  

Nov 13   Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 13   Serbian army occupies Bulgaria in the year 1885.  

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 in the year 1885.  

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

Nov 26   1st meteor photograph in the year 1885.  

Nov 26   The first meteor photograph in the year 1885.  

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

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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   Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes) was born in the year 1885.  

Jan 05   Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940) was born in the year 1885.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of john Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)  

Jan 08   A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1885 birth of alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)  

Jan 11   In the year 1885 birth of jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965)  

Jan 13   On this day in history 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   Martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51 died on this day in history.  

Feb 14   Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832) died in the year 1885.  

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

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