On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1885

Historical Events

  • 1st modern, legal cremation held in England at Woking, Surrey [1]
  • Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask

Politician and Revolutionary Louis Riel
Politician and Revolutionary
Louis Riel

Famous Birthdays

  • Julius Harrison, British composer and conductor (Bredon Hill), born in Stourport, Worcestershire (d. 1963)
  • Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer and the founder of Blackburn Aircraft, born in Kirkstall, Leeds (d. 1955)
1885 Highlights

About March 26, 1885

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries