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Historical Events In 1885

Saturday, 21 September 2019

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

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 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 in the year 1885.  

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) in the year 1885.  

Nov 06   On this day in history emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor  

Nov 06   US mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close in the year 1885.  

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   On this day in history johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71  

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

Nov 11   On this day in history george S Patton, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts"  

Nov 11   On this day in history the birth of George Patton, Controversial World War II US General  

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

Nov 19   In the year 1885 erskine Sanford, Trinidad CO, actor (Angel on My Shoulder)  

Nov 23   Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united in the year 1885.  

Nov 24   In the year 1885 alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27  

Nov 25   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 26   The first meteor photograph in the year 1885.  

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

Nov 27   Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1885.  

Jan 08   A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967) was born in the year 1885.  

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

Jan 19   In the year 1885 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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