Historical Events In 1885
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Aug 26 Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will) in the year 1885.
Aug 28 On this day in history armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer
Aug 28 Julius Hopp, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.
Aug 29 On this day in history boxing's first heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey
Aug 29 In the year 1885 gottlieb Daimler patents the first motor cycle
Aug 29 On this day in history gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle
Aug 30 13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda on this day in history.
Aug 31 DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy) in the year 1885.
Aug 31 Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies in the year 1885.
Sep 02 On this day in history in Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.
Sep 04 1st cafeteria opens (NYC) in the year 1885.
Sep 04 The first buffet in the US opens in New York City on this day in history.
Sep 04 The first cafeteria opens (NYC) in the year 1885.
Sep 05 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind) in the year 1885.
Sep 05 On this day in history john Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam)
Sep 05 On this day in history the first gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
Sep 06 Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished in the year 1885.
Sep 06 Franz T Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall) on this day in history.
Sep 07 Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930) on this day in history.
Sep 10 Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie) on this day in history.
Sep 11 In the year 1885 david Herbert "DH" Lawrence, England, writer (Lady Chatterly's Lover)
Sep 11 Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia on this day in history.
Sep 11 In the year 1885 the birth of D.H Lawrence, English novelist
Sep 12 Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set on this day in history.
Sep 14 In the year 1885 vittorio Gui, Italian conductor/composer (Batture d'aspetto)
Sep 15 In the year 1885 juliusz Zarebski, composer, dies at 31
Sep 15 In the year 1885 tthe famous circus elephant "Jumbo" is killed by a GTR freight train, hauled by locomotive no. 788 at St. Thomas. It was struck from behind while being lead along the track to be loaded into his car. Jumbo stood 12' 5" high and weighted 7 1/2 tons.
Sep 16 In the year 1885 karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
Sep 16 Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup in the year 1885.
Sep 17 George Cleveland, Sydney Nova Scotia, actor (Courage of Lassie) on this day in history.
Sep 18 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer in the year 1885.
Sep 18 Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination in the year 1885.
Sep 20 On this day in history ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, New Orleans, jazz pianist/composer
Sep 21 Dutch demonstrate for general voting right in the year 1885.