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1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1885th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 885th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 19th century, and the 6th year of the 1880s decade. As of the start of 1885, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1885 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1885
MDCCCLXXXV
Ab urbe condita 2638
Armenian calendar 1334
ԹՎ ՌՅԼԴ
Assyrian calendar 6635
Bahá'í calendar 41–42
Balinese saka calendar 1806–1807
Bengali calendar 1292
Berber calendar 2835
British Regnal year 48 Vict. 1 – 49 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2429
Burmese calendar 1247
Byzantine calendar 7393–7394
Chinese calendar 甲申(Wood Monkey)
4581 or 4521
    — to —
乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
4582 or 4522
Coptic calendar 1601–1602
Discordian calendar 3051
Ethiopian calendar 1877–1878
Hebrew calendar 5645–5646
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1941–1942
 - Shaka Samvat 1806–1807
 - Kali Yuga 4985–4986
Holocene calendar 11885
Igbo calendar 885–886
Iranian calendar 1263–1264
Islamic calendar 1302–1303
Japanese calendar Meiji 18
(明治18年)
Javanese calendar 1814–1815
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4218
Minguo calendar 27 before ROC
民前27年
Nanakshahi calendar 417
Thai solar calendar 2427–2428
Tibetan calendar 阳木猴年
(male Wood-Monkey)
2011 or 1630 or 858
    — to —
阴木鸡年
(female Wood-Rooster)
2012 or 1631 or 859

Contents

EventsEdit

January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

 
The Reitwagen (riding car), the first internal combustion motorcycle (1885)

October–DecemberEdit

Date unknownEdit

 
The Benz Patent-Motorwagen, built in 1885

BirthsEdit

January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

Unknown birth month: Otto Orkin(died February 11, 1968), pesticide founder, though some birth years are given for 1887 and 1888. His grave marker lists 1885.[12]

DeathsEdit

January–JuneEdit

July–DecemberEdit

Date unknownEdit

In fictionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 310–311. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  2. ^ a b Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 438–440. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  3. ^ Dow Record Book Adds Another First. Philly.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  4. ^ The Hutchinson Factfinder. Helicon. 1999. ISBN 1-85986-000-1. 
  5. ^ "Cremation". The Times (31405). London. 1885-03-27. p. 10. 
  6. ^ Gardiner, Mark (1997). Classic motorcycles. MetroBooks. p. 16. ISBN 1-56799-460-1. 
  7. ^ Brown, Roland (2005). The Ultimate History of Fast Motorcycles. Bath: Parragon. p. 6. ISBN 1-4054-5466-0. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Hugo (1993). The Ultimate Motorcycle Book. Dorling Kindersley. pp. 8–9. ISBN 1-56458-303-1. 
  9. ^ Benz, Carl Friedrich (1925). Lebensfahrt eines deutschen erfinders; erinnerungen eines achtzigjahrigen. Leipzig: Koehler & Amelang. 
  10. ^ "Icons of Invention: Rover safety bicycle, 1885". Making the Modern World. Science Museum (London). Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  11. ^ "Home Insurance Building". SkyscraperPage. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  12. ^ Otto Orkin, findagrave listing Retrieved July 9, 2017

Further readingEdit