1885 in History – What happened in year 1885

In history, year 1885 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1885.

Know what happened in 1885:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 November After a five-day trial following the North-West Rebellion,Louis Riel (pictured), Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and 'Fatherof Manitoba', was executed by hanging for high treason.
07 NovemberConstruction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the firsttranscontinental railroad across Canada, concluded with the driving ofthe 'last spike' in Craigellachie, British Columbia.
13 OctoberThe Georgia Institute of Technology was established in Atlantaas part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in thepost-Civil War Southern United States.
06 JulyFrench chemists Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux successfullytested their vaccine against rabies on nine-year-old Joseph Meisterafter he was bitten by an infected dog.
02 AprilNorth-West Rebellion-Led by Wandering Spirit, young Creewarriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories (nowin Alberta), where they killed nine settlers.
14 March The Mikado (poster pictured), Gilbert and Sullivan's mostfrequently performed Savoy Opera, debuted at the Savoy Theatre inLondon.
26 March Feeling that Canada had failed to address the protection oftheir rights, the Métis people, led by Louis Riel, began the North-WestRebellion.
04 JanuarySino-French War-French troops under General François Oscar deNégrier defeated a numerically superior Qing Chinese force at Nui Bopin northern Vietnam.
02 MayA small force of Cree and Assiniboine defeated a largerCanadian force in the Battle of Cut Knife, the natives' most successfulbattle during the North-West Rebellion.
02 AprilNorth-West Rebellion-Led by Wandering Spirit, young Creewarriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories (nowin Alberta), where they killed nine settlers.
03 MarchAmerican Telephone & Telegraph (first logo pictured), at onepoint the world's largest telephone company, was incorporated in NewYork.
14 MarchThe Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's most frequently performedSavoy opera, debuted at the Savoy Theatre in London.
15 January American photographer Wilson Bentley took the first knownphotograph of a snowflake (example pictured) by attaching a bellowscamera to a microscope.
16 NovemberAfter a five-day trial following the North-West Rebellion,Louis Riel (pictured), Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and 'Fatherof Manitoba', was executed by hanging for high treason.
23 February Sino-French War-France gained an important victory in theBattle of Ð?ng Ðang in the Tonkin region of what is now Vietnam.
29 AugustGottlieb Daimler patented the world's first internal combustionmotorcycle, the Reitwagen.
16 NovemberAfter a five-day trial following the North-West Rebellion,Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and 'Father ofManitoba', was executed by hanging for high treason.
13 OctoberThe Georgia Institute of Technology was established in Atlantaas part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States.
02 SeptemberWhite miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming, US, attacked Chineseimmigrants, killing at least 28 Chinese miners and causing approximatelyUS$150,000 in property damage.
12 MayThe Provisional Government of Saskatchewan was decisivelydefeated at the Battle of Batoche, which led to the end of the North-West Rebellion three days later.
02 AprilNorth-West Rebellion-Led by Wandering Spirit, young Creewarriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories (now in Alberta), where they killed nine settlers.
26 MarchFeeling that Canada had failed to address the protection oftheir rights, the Métis people, led by Louis Riel, began the North-WestRebellion.
23 FebruarySino-French War-France gained an important victory in the Battle of ??ng ??ng in the Tonkin region of what is now Vietnam.
23 FebruarySino-French War: France gained an important victory in the Battle of ??ng ??ng in the Tonkin region of what is now Vietnam.
14 MarchThe Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's most frequently performed Savoy opera, debuted at the Savoy Theatre in London.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1885:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayHedda Hopper / Actress / United States of America
03 January Harry Elkins Widener / Business Man / United States of America
06 JulyErnst Busch / Field Marshal / Germany
08 JulyHugo Boss / Fashion Designer / Germany
08 NovemberEmil Fahrenkamp / Academic / Germany
10 OctoberWalter Anderson / Academic / Germany
10 March Tamara Karsavina / Educator / United Kingdom
11 OctoberFrançois Mauriac / Poet / France
11 SeptemberHerbert Stothart / Composer / United States of America
14 MayOtto Klemperer / Composer / Germany
15 January Lorenz Böhler / Physician / Austria
17 March Ralph Rose / Discus Thrower / United States of America
21 AprilTatu Kolehmainen / Runner / Finland
22 MayGiacomo Matteotti / Lawyer / Italy
22 OctoberGiovanni Martinelli / Actor / Italy
24 NovemberTheodor Altermann / Actor / Estonia
26 January Harry Ricardo / Engineer / United Kingdom
27 SeptemberHarry Blackstone / Magician / United States of America
28 AugustVance Palmer / Author / Australia
29 March Dezső Kosztolányi / Poet / Hungary

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1885:

YearName / Profession / Country
15 JulyPattom A. Thanu Pillai / Politician / India

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