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Born :01/25/1885A J Else Mauhs, German/Ned's actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon)
Born :02/09/1885Alban Berg, Vienna, Austria, a Lulu of a composer!
Born :11/30/1885Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German field marshal (Poland/Netherland)
Born :01/13/1885Alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man)
Born :01/11/1885Alice Paul, ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party)
Born :06/26/1885Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac)
Born :07/25/1885Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Apart caranchos de la Florida)
Born :02/24/1885Bert Lytell, NYC, actor (Henry-One Man's Family)
Born :08/07/1885Billie Burke, Washington DC, actress (Glinda-Wizard of Oz)
Born :02/04/1885Cairine Ray Wilson, Montreal, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed)
Born :02/01/1885Camille Chautemps, premier France
Born :03/24/1885Charles Daniels, US, swimmer (Olympic-5 gold-1904)
Born :02/24/1885Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)
Born :02/08/1885Dame Edith Evans, England, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield)
Born :09/11/1885David Herbert "DH" Lawrence, England, writer (Lady Chatterly's Lover)
Born :12/05/1885Dirk H W Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergense School)
Born :08/31/1885DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy)
Born :12/22/1885Edgar Varse, Paris France, composer (Innisation)
Born :01/27/1885Eduard Kneke, German composer (Vetter aus Tuesday)
Born :04/29/1885Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Rasende Reporter)
Born :02/13/1885Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman, 1st lady (1945-52)
Born :11/06/1885Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor
Born :09/11/1885Eratstus Flaval Beadle, publisher (Beadle's Dime Novels)
Born :09/22/1885Erich von Stroheim, early film director/actor (Grand Illusion)
Born :05/29/1885Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity)
Born :05/18/1885Eurico Gaspar Dutra, president of Brazil (1945-50)
Born :10/30/1885Ezra Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos)
Born :09/20/1885Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, New Orleans, jazz pianist/composer
Born :07/21/1885Frances Parkinson Keyes, novelist (Dinner at Antoine)
Born :10/11/1885Frantois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)
Born :12/02/1885George Minot, US, physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
Born :11/11/1885George S Patton, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood and Guts"
Born :06/05/1885Georges Mandel, [Louis Rothschild], French Foreign minister (-1940)
Born :02/02/1885Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met)
Born :10/22/1885Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
Born :07/20/1885Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian
Born :11/02/1885Harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies)
Born :10/13/1885Harry Hershfield, Cedar Rapids Iowa, cartoonist (Can You Top This?)
Born :09/07/1885Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930)
Born :04/03/1885Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer
Born :05/05/1885Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State)
Born :10/04/1885Henricus Wudefield, Dutch architect (Peace Palace)
Born :08/23/1885Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist
Born :04/17/1885Isak Dinesen, Danish writer (Out of Africa, 7 Gothic Tales)
Born :01/27/1885Jerome Kern, NYC, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta)
Born :01/02/1885Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)
Born :01/08/1885John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)
Born :01/30/1885John Henry Towers, aviator/naval hero
Born :09/05/1885John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam)
Born :09/10/1885John de Young, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht (Handbook)
Born :12/22/1885Joseph Deems Taylor, NYC, composer (Peter Ibbetson)
Born :02/24/1885Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)
Born :08/06/1885Jozef M E Meeus, Belgian director H-Heart union
Born :03/31/1885Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist
Born :08/26/1885Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
Born :02/12/1885Julius Streicher, German district leader
Born :02/24/1885Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
Born :04/17/1885Karen Blixen-Finecke, Danish writer (Out of Africa)
Born :09/16/1885Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
Born :04/16/1885Leo Weiner, Hungary, composer (Fasching)
Born :02/26/1885Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
Born :03/01/1885Lionel Atwill, English/US actor (Mystery of the Wax Museum)
Born :07/04/1885Louis B Mayer, Minsk Russia, motion-picture executive (MGM)
Born :10/01/1885Louis Untermeyer, NYC, poet/critic (Immortal Poems, Story Poems)
Born :03/11/1885Malcolm Campbell, 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/min (8 km/min)
Born :10/07/1885Niels Bohr, Denmark, physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)
Born :12/02/1885Níkos Kazantazakís, Greece, writer (Zorba, Last Temptation of Christ)
Born :05/14/1885Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor (Das Ziel)
Born :09/06/1885Otto Kruger, Toledo Ohio, actor (Lux Video Theater, High Noon)
Born :04/13/1885Pieter S Gerbrandy, lawyer/premier to London (1940-45)
Born :03/06/1885Ring Lardner, US, writer (You Know Me Al)
Born :03/26/1885Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer
Born :04/12/1885Robert Delaunay, French painter
Born :07/11/1885Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
Born :10/02/1885Ruth Bryan Rohde, US, (Rep), minister to Denmark
Born :06/29/1885S Pedro H Allende, Chilian composer
Born :02/21/1885Sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)
Born :02/07/1885Sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)
Born :01/21/1885Umberto Nobile, Italian general
Born :09/14/1885Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor/composer (Batture d'aspetto)
Born :04/29/1885Wallingford Riegger, Albany Georgia, composer (Bacchangle)
Born :06/12/1885Werner Josten, Elberfeld Germany, composer (Jungle)
Born :09/28/1885Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
Born :11/05/1885Will Durant, author/historian (Story of Civilization)
Born :03/04/1885Willem H Winkel, physician/founder (Red Cross of Curatao)

Died :11/25/1885Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), at 27
Died :01/26/1885Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51
Died :08/31/1885Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters),
Died :08/20/1885Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market),
Died :03/31/1885Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor,
Died :06/17/1885Gen Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n),
Died :08/12/1885Georg Curtius, philologist,
Died :10/29/1885George B McClellan, Union army general, at 58
Died :07/08/1885Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms),
Died :11/17/1885Henry de Man, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party),
Died :07/01/1885Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), at 73
Died :11/08/1885Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspan], author,
Died :05/13/1885Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire),
Died :11/16/1885Louis Riel, French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41
Died :01/24/1885Martin R Delany, politician and black nationalist, at 72
Died :01/06/1885Peter C AsbjÝrnsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, at 72
Died :11/25/1885Thomas A Hendricks, 21st VP, at 66, 8 months after taking office
Died :07/23/1885Ulysses S Grant, 18th US pres, in Mount McGregor NY, at 63
Died :05/22/1885Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Miserables),
Interest:10/29/1885[Ang] Com of James Hannington, bishop of E Equatorial Afr and companions

Special :05/02/1885"Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published
Special :08/30/188513,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda
Special :02/09/18851st Japanese arrive in Hawaii
Special :03/03/18851st US state (Calif) establishes a permanent forest commission
Special :09/04/18851st cafeteria opens (NYC)
Special :09/05/18851st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
Special :07/06/18851st inoculation (for rabies) of a human being, by Louis Pasteur
Special :05/19/18851st mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts)
Special :11/26/18851st meteor photograph
Special :12/07/188549th Congress (1885-87) convenes
Special :03/06/1885A Borrelly discovers asteroid #246 Asporina
Special :03/03/1885ATandT incorporated
Special :05/12/1885Battle of Batoche, French Canadians rebel against Canada
Special :09/30/1885Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
Special :01/17/1885Brits beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan
Special :08/16/1885C H F Peters discovers asteroid #249 Ilse
Special :07/02/1885Canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear
Special :05/15/1885Canadian Meti insurgent Louis Reil captured, Saskatchewan
Special :11/07/1885Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
Special :02/26/1885Conference of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to England
Special :05/02/1885Congo Free State established by King Leopold II of Belgium
Special :01/04/1885Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22)
Special :11/27/1885Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made
Special :03/26/1885Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
Special :03/04/1885Grover Cleveland becomes 1st Democratic president since Civil War
Special :09/12/1885Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set
Special :10/15/1885Hoss Radbourne pitches his 60th win of season
Special :06/05/1885J Palisa discovers asteroid #248 Lameia
Special :09/03/1885J Palisa discovers asteroid #250 Bettina
Special :10/04/1885J Palisa discovers asteroid #251 Sophia
Special :10/11/1885J Perrotin discovers asteroid #252 Clementina
Special :05/07/1885John E W Thompson, named minister to Haiti
Special :08/10/1885Leo Daft opens America's 1st coml operated electric streetcar (Balt)
Special :03/19/1885Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional govt, Sask
Special :03/26/1885Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask
Special :02/18/1885Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published
Special :09/11/1885Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia
Special :01/26/1885Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum
Special :02/06/1885N R Pogson discovers asteroid #245 Vera
Special :08/11/1885Oakland A's Dave Kingman becomes 21st to hit 400 HR
Special :11/30/1885Opera "El Cid" premiers (Paris)
Special :11/09/1885Opera "Ermine" is produced (London)
Special :06/06/1885Opera "Lakme" is produced (Paris)
Special :12/02/1885Opera "Regina di Saba" is produced (Vienna)
Special :12/22/1885Pope Leo XIII proclaims extraordinary jubilee
Special :09/16/1885Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
Special :03/14/1885R Luther discovers asteroid #247 Eukrate
Special :06/12/1885Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
Special :06/24/1885Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st US black bishop
Special :05/08/1885Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl
Special :10/01/1885Special delivery mail service begins in US
Special :03/03/1885Special delivery service authorized by Congress
Special :06/17/1885Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'
Special :03/20/1885Surinamer John Matzeliger patents shoe lacing machine
Special :11/03/1885Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes and businesses
Special :05/22/1885Tecumseh wins Preakness
Special :03/14/1885The opera "The Mikado" is produced (London)
Special :03/28/1885US Salvation Army officially organized
Special :11/06/1885US mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close
Special :02/21/1885Washington Monument dedicated (Washington, DC)
Special :03/22/188512°F lowest temperature for this date in NYC
Special :08/27/188550°F lowest temperature for August in NYC

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