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Historical Events In 1885

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Oct 30   On this day in history 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 in the year 1885.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 06   US mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close on this day in history.  

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" in the year 1885.  

Nov 08   In the year 1885 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   On this day in history opera "Ermine," premieres in London  

Nov 10   Esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business) in the year 1885.  

Nov 10   Gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1885 montague Fawcett Phillips, composer  

Nov 13   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1885 amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united  

Nov 24   Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27 on this day in history.  

Nov 25   Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27 on this day in history.  

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   Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Nov 27   In the year 1885 earliest photograph of a meteor shower made  

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

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

Jan 11   Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965) was born in the year 1885.  

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   On this day in history eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1885.  

Jan 26   In the year 1885 death of charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51  

Feb 14   Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832) died on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52  

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