What Happened on August 29, 1885

Historical Events

Heavyweight History

Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between American boxers John L. Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey in Cincinnati, Ohio

Daimler's Motorcycle Patent

Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle

  • Phillies Charlie Ferguson no-hits Providence 1-0
1885 History

Famous Weddings

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)

About August 29, 1885

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 138 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo