What Happened In February 1885 In History

Historical Events for February, 1885

  • 5th » King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo Free State called Congo as a personal possession.
  • 8th » The first government-approved Japanese in Hawaii called Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii.
  • 18th » The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States.
  • 21st » The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 23rd » Sino-French War: French Army gains an important victory in the Battle of Đồng Đăng in the Tonkin region of Vietnam.
  • 28th » The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)

Famous Birthdays on February in 1885

  • 5th » Burton Downing, American cyclist (d. 1929)
  • 7th » Sinclair Lewis, American author and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature named Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
  • 7th » Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (d. 1953)
  • 9th » Alban Berg, Austrian composer (d. 1935)
  • 12th » Julius Streicher, German publisher, founded 'Der Stürmer' (d. 1946)
  • 13th » Bess Truman, American wife of Harry S. Truman, 35th First Lady of the United States (d. 1982)
  • 14th » Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
  • 17th » Steve Evans (baseball) known as Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • 21st » Sacha Guitry, Russian playwright (d. 1957)
  • 24th » Charles Daniels (swimmer) known as Charles Daniels, American swimmer (d. 1973)
  • 24th » Chester W. Nimitz, American admiral (d. 1966)
  • 24th » Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish author, poet, and painter (d. 1939)
  • 25th » Princess Alice of Battenberg (d. 1969)
  • 25th » Sylvia Brett, English wife of Charles Vyner Brooke (d. 1971)
  • 26th » Aleksandras Stulginskis, Lithuanian politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths for February 1885

  • 14th » Jules Vallès, French journalist and author (b. 1832)
  • 15th » Gregor von Helmersen, Estonian-Russian geologist (b. 1803)

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