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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.  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of a. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)  

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

Jan 11   Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man) was born in the year 1885.  

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   Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823) died in the year 1885.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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