1885 Calendar

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February
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April
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May
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June
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What Happened In Year 1885?

  • January 17, 1885 – A British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.
  • January 20, 1885 – L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
  • February 28, 1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
  • March 3, 1885 – The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
  • March 19, 1885 – Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
  • March 30, 1885 – The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
  • March 31, 1885 – The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
  • April 3, 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.
  • May 1, 1885 – The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opened for business.
  • May 2, 1885Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
  • June 3, 1885 – In the last military engagement fought on Canadian soil, Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North-West Mounted Police.
  • July 1, 1885 – The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
  • August 29, 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patents the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen
  • September 2, 1885 – Rock Springs massacre: in Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who are struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers killing 28, wounding 15 and forcing several hundred more out of town.
  • September 18, 1885 – Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
  • September 29, 1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.
  • November 7, 1885 – In Craigellachie, British Columbia, construction ends on the Canadian Pacific Railway extending across Canada.
  • November 19, 1885 – Serbo-Bulgarian War: Bulgarian victory in the Battle of Slivnitsa solidifies the unification between the Kingdom of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia.
  • November 29, 1885 – End of Third Anglo-Burmese War, and end of Burmese monarchy
  • December 1, 1885 – First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper at a drug store in Waco, Texas (United States).

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