On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1885

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey
  • Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle
  • 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)