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What Happened in 1885

Important Events in 1885

  • Feb 5 News of the fall of Khartoum reaches London
  • Feb 5 King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal colonial possession

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1885 in Music

  • Mar 14 Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London at the Savoy Theatre

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Leo Daft opens America's 1st commercially operated electric streetcar in Baltimore

On August 10, 1885


Famous People in 1885

World Leaders in 1885

Famous Weddings in 1885


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