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Historical Events In 1885

Thursday, 26 May 2022

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   In the year 1885 pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei  

Nov 02   On this day in history harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies)  

Nov 02   In the year 1885 the first Canadian Pacific Railway train leaves Montreal Quebec for Vancouver British Columbia  

Nov 03   Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses in the year 1885.  

Nov 03   In the year 1885 tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes &businesses  

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

Nov 06   Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor on this day in history.  

Nov 06   On this day in history uS mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close  

Nov 07   Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie in the year 1885.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history opera "Ermine," premieres in London  

Nov 10   Esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business) on this day in history.  

Nov 10   On this day in history gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled  

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

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 in the year 1885.  

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

Nov 13   On this day in history serbian army occupies Bulgaria  

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 in the year 1885.  

Nov 17   In the year 1885 henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)  

Nov 19   Erskine Sanford, Trinidad CO, actor (Angel on My Shoulder) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1885.  

Nov 25   The first Canadian National Park is established at Banff as Rocky Mountains Park in the year 1885.  

Nov 26   On this day in history 1st meteor photograph  

Nov 26   The first meteor photograph in the year 1885.  

Nov 26   On this day in history thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71  

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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   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   John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45) was born in the year 1885.  

Jan 08   In the year 1885 birth of a. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)  

Jan 11   Alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party) was born in the year 1885.  

Jan 11   In the year 1885 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   Eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29 in the year 1885.  

Jan 06   On this day in history peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72  

Jan 13   On this day in history 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 in the year 1885.  

Feb 14   On this day in history death of jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)  

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

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