Historical Events In 1885
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Oct 30 The birth of Ezra Pound, American poet on this day in history.
Nov 01 First train service established over CP between Montreal and Winnipeg via Ottawa, Sudbury and the Lakehead in the year 1885.
Nov 01 On this day in history pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
Nov 02 Harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies) in the year 1885.
Nov 02 On this day in history the first Canadian Pacific Railway train leaves Montreal Quebec for Vancouver British Columbia
Nov 03 Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses on this day in history.
Nov 03 Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes &businesses in the year 1885.
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 In the year 1885 uS mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close
Nov 07 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Nov 09 In the year 1885 opera "Ermine," premieres in London
Nov 10 Esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business) in the year 1885.
Nov 10 In the year 1885 gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled
Nov 11 George S Patton, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts" in the year 1885.
Nov 11 The birth of George Patton, Controversial World War II US General in the year 1885.
Nov 12 On this day in history 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 Serbian army occupies Bulgaria on this day in history.
Nov 16 In the year 1885 canadian rebel leader of the MĂ©tis and "Father of Manitoba", Louis Riel is executed for treason.
Nov 16 In the year 1885 louis Riel, French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41
Nov 17 On this day in history 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 Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united in the year 1885.
Nov 24 On this day in history alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27
Nov 25 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27 in the year 1885.
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 The first meteor photograph on this day in history.
Nov 26 Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71 in the year 1885.
Nov 27 Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made in the year 1885.