What Happened In May 1885 In History
Historical Events for May, 1885
- 1st » The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opens for business.
- 2nd » 'Good Housekeeping' magazine goes on sale for the first time.
- 2nd » Cree and Assiniboine people or Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
- 2nd » The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
- 12th » North-West Rebellion: The four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis people (Canada) named Métis against the Canada e.g Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.
- 22nd » Prior to burial in the Panthéon, the body of Victor Hugo was exposed under the Arc de Triomphe during the night.
Famous Birthdays on May in 1885
- 1st » Clément Pansaers, Belgian poet (d. 1922)
- 1st » Ralph Stackpole, American sculptor and painter (d. 1973)
- 2nd » Hedda Hopper, American actress and columnist (d. 1966)
- 7th » George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor and singer (d. 1969)
- 8th » Thomas B. Costain, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1965)
- 12th » Paltiel Daykan, Lithuanian-Israeli jurist (d. 1969)
- 13th » Mikiel Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
- 14th » Otto Klemperer, German composer and conductor (d. 1973)
- 21st » Princess Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg (d. 1936)
- 22nd » Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)
- 22nd » Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral (d. 1957)
- 24th » Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English psychologist and academic (d. 1948)
- 30th » Villem Grünthal-Ridala, Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1942)
- 31st » Alois Hudal, Austrian bishop (d. 1963)
Famous Deaths for May 1885
- 2nd » Terézia Zakoucs, Hungarian-Slovene author (b. 1817)
- 13th » Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician, pathologist, and anatomist (b. 1809)
- 19th » Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
- 22nd » Victor Hugo, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1802)
Year 1885 events in history for the month of May
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