What Happened In March 1885 In History

Historical Events for March, 1885

  • 2nd » Sino-French War: French victory in the Battle of Hòa Mộc called Battle of Hoa Moc near Tuyen Quang, northern Vietnam.
  • 3rd » The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
  • 12th » Tonkin Campaign: French Third Republic known as France Bắc Ninh Campaign e.g captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh.
  • 14th » 'The Mikado', a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.
  • 19th » Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.
  • 23rd » Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Phu Lam Tao near Hung Hoa, northern Vietnam.
  • 24th » Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Bang Bo (Zhennan Pass) known as Battle of Bang Bo on the Tonkin–Guangxi border.
  • 26th » The Métis people (Canada) named Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel begin the North-West Rebellion against Canada.
  • 30th » The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
  • 31st » The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.

Famous Birthdays on March in 1885

  • 2nd » Victor Houteff, Bulgarian religious reformer and author (d. 1955)
  • 6th » Ring Lardner, American author and journalist (d. 1933)
  • 7th » Milton Avery, American painter (d. 1965)
  • 7th » John Tovey, 1st Baron Tovey, English admiral (d. 1971)
  • 11th » Malcolm Campbell, English race car driver (d. 1948)
  • 14th » Raoul Lufbery, French-American pilot (d. 1918)
  • 16th » Giacomo Benvenuti, Italian composer and musicologist (d. 1943)
  • 16th » Emory Holloway, American author (d. 1977)
  • 17th » Ralph Rose, American shot putter (d. 1913)
  • 19th » Attik, Greek composer (d. 1944)
  • 21st » Pierre Renoir, French actor and director (d. 1952)
  • 22nd » Aryeh Levin, Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1969)
  • 27th » Julio Lozano Díaz, Honduran politician, 40th President of Honduras (d. 1957)
  • 27th » Reginald Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster, English soldier and politician, Governor of Cyprus (d. 1961)
  • 29th » Dezső Kosztolányi, Hungarian author and poet (d. 1936)
  • 31st » Pascin, Bulgarian-American painter (d. 1930)

Famous Deaths for March 1885

  • 26th » Anson Stager, American general and businessman, co-founded Western Union (b. 1825)
  • 31st » Franz Abt, German composer and conductor (b. 1819)

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