Historical Events in September 1885

  • Sep 2 In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.
  • Sep 4 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)
  • Sep 5 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
  • Sep 6 Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.

Historic Event

Sep 11 Ambrose Bierce finishes as editor of The Wasp magazine

  • Sep 11 Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia
  • Sep 12 Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set
  • Sep 16 5th America's Cup: Puritan (NY Yacht Club) beats Genesta (Royal Yacht Squadron, Isle of Wight, UK) by 1:38 for 2-0 series win
  • Sep 18 Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
  • Sep 21 Dutch demonstrate for general voting right
  • Sep 22 Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule e.g. "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right"
  • Sep 24 Five German warships depart to Zanzibar
  • Sep 29 First practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England
  • Sep 30 Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate