Historical Events In 1885
Friday, 22 January 2021
Oct 30 Gustav Adolf Merkel, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
Oct 30 The birth of Ezra Pound, American poet in the year 1885.
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 in the year 1885.
Nov 02 On this day in history 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 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 In the year 1885 will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization)
Nov 06 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor in the year 1885.
Nov 06 On this day in history uS mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close
Nov 07 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie in the year 1885.
Nov 07 In the year 1885 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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history opera "Ermine," premieres in London
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" in the year 1885.
Nov 11 In the year 1885 the birth of George Patton, Controversial World War II US General
Nov 12 Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game in the year 1885.
Nov 13 In the year 1885 montague Fawcett Phillips, composer
Nov 13 On this day in history serbian army occupies Bulgaria
Nov 16 Canadian rebel leader of the MĂ©tis and "Father of Manitoba", Louis Riel is executed for treason on this day in history.
Nov 16 Louis Riel, French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41 on this day in history.
Nov 17 Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party) on this day in history.
Nov 19 Erskine Sanford, Trinidad CO, actor (Angel on My Shoulder) in the year 1885.
Nov 23 In the year 1885 amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
Nov 24 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Nov 26 On this day in history the first meteor photograph
Nov 26 In the year 1885 thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71