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Historical Events In 1885

Friday, 14 August 2020

Oct 30   Gustav Adolf Merkel, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Oct 30   The birth of Ezra Pound, American poet in the year 1885.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 05   On this day in history will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization)  

Nov 06   Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor in the year 1885.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 08   The CP special train arrives in Port Moody at Pacific Tidewater, the first railway train ever to travel across Canada from sea to sea in the year 1885.  

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   Gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled on this day in history.  

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

Nov 11   On this day in history 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   In the year 1885 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united  

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   In the year 1885 the first Canadian National Park is established at Banff as Rocky Mountains Park  

Nov 26   1st meteor photograph in the year 1885.  

Nov 26   In the year 1885 the first meteor photograph  

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

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

Jan 11   On this day in history 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   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   Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1885 death of schuyler Colfax,American politician (b.1823)  

Jan 19   On this day in history fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle  

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 in the year 1885.  

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

Feb 15   Leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52 in the year 1885.  

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