On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1885

Historical Events

  • Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L. Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey

InventionHistoric Invention

Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle

Engineer and inventor Gottlieb Daimler
Engineer and inventor
Gottlieb Daimler
  • Phillies Charlie Ferguson no-hits Providence 1-0

Famous Weddings

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)
1885 Highlights

About August 29, 1885

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo