Historical Events In 1885
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Aug 23 Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist on this day in history.
Aug 26 In the year 1885 jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
Aug 28 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer on this day in history.
Aug 28 In the year 1885 julius Hopp, composer, dies at 66
Aug 29 Boxing's first heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey in the year 1885.
Aug 29 Gottlieb Daimler patents the first motor cycle on this day in history.
Aug 29 Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle on this day in history.
Aug 30 13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda in the year 1885.
Aug 31 DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy) in the year 1885.
Aug 31 Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies on this day in history.
Sep 02 In the year 1885 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 In the year 1885 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)
Sep 04 The first buffet in the US opens in New York City in the year 1885.
Sep 04 In the year 1885 the first cafeteria opens (NYC)
Sep 05 In the year 1885 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
Sep 05 John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam) in the year 1885.
Sep 05 In the year 1885 the first gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
Sep 06 On this day in history eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.
Sep 06 On this day in history franz T Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall)
Sep 07 Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930) in the year 1885.
Sep 10 Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie) on this day in history.
Sep 11 On this day in history david Herbert "DH" Lawrence, England, writer (Lady Chatterly's Lover)
Sep 11 Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia in the year 1885.
Sep 11 In the year 1885 the birth of D.H Lawrence, English novelist
Sep 12 In the year 1885 highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set
Sep 14 On this day in history vittorio Gui, Italian conductor/composer (Batture d'aspetto)
Sep 15 On this day in history juliusz Zarebski, composer, dies at 31
Sep 15 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Sep 18 In the year 1885 riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
Sep 20 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, New Orleans, jazz pianist/composer on this day in history.