Historical Events In 1885
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Oct 30 In the year 1885 gustav Adolf Merkel, composer, dies at 57
Oct 30 On this day in history the birth of Ezra Pound, American poet
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 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 Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes &businesses on this day in history.
Nov 05 Will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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".
Nov 08 In the year 1885 johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71
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 Opera "Ermine," premieres in London in the year 1885.
Nov 10 Esther Dale, Beaufort SC, actress (Unfinished Business) in the year 1885.
Nov 10 On this day in history gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled
Nov 11 George S Patton, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts" on this day in history.
Nov 11 On this day in history the birth of George Patton, Controversial World War II US General
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 Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer in the year 1885.
Nov 13 Serbian army occupies Bulgaria on this day in history.
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 Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party) in the year 1885.
Nov 19 Erskine Sanford, Trinidad CO, actor (Angel on My Shoulder) on this day in history.
Nov 23 On this day in history amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
Nov 24 In the year 1885 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 On this day in history the first Canadian National Park is established at Banff as Rocky Mountains Park
Nov 26 1st meteor photograph in the year 1885.
Nov 26 In the year 1885 the first meteor photograph
Nov 26 On this day in history thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71