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 Battle

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

1885 History

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)
Born in 1885

About March 26, 1885

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 138 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries