Historical Events In 1885
Sunday, 31 May 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 On this day in history pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
Nov 02 In the year 1885 harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies)
Nov 02 The first Canadian Pacific Railway train leaves Montreal Quebec for Vancouver British Columbia on this day in history.
Nov 03 In the year 1885 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 Will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization) in the year 1885.
Nov 06 In the year 1885 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" in the year 1885.
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 In the year 1885 esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business)
Nov 10 On this day in history 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 Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game on this day in history.
Nov 13 Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer on this day in history.
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 In the year 1885 louis Riel, French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41
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 In the year 1885 amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
Nov 24 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27 in the year 1885.
Nov 25 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27 on this day in history.
Nov 25 In the year 1885 the first Canadian National Park is established at Banff as Rocky Mountains Park
Nov 26 In the year 1885 1st meteor photograph
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.