Historical Events In 1885
Friday, 07 August 2020
Oct 30 On this day in history gustav Adolf Merkel, composer, dies at 57
Oct 30 The birth of Ezra Pound, American poet on this day in history.
Nov 01 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses
Nov 03 Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes &businesses on this day in history.
Nov 05 Will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization) in the year 1885.
Nov 06 In the year 1885 emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor
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" in the year 1885.
Nov 08 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71 in the year 1885.
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 In the year 1885 opera "Ermine," premieres in London
Nov 10 On this day in history esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business)
Nov 10 In the year 1885 gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled
Nov 11 In the year 1885 george S Patton, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts"
Nov 11 The birth of George Patton, Controversial World War II US General in the year 1885.
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 Serbian army occupies Bulgaria in the year 1885.
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 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 Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united on this day in history.
Nov 24 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27 on this day in history.
Nov 25 In the year 1885 alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27
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 on this day in history.
Nov 26 In the year 1885 thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71