1885

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This article is about the year 1885.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1850s  1860s  1870s  – 1880s –  1890s  1900s  1910s
Years: 1882 1883 188418851886 1887 1888
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1885 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1885
MDCCCLXXXV
Ab urbe condita 2638
Armenian calendar 1334
ԹՎ ՌՅԼԴ
Assyrian calendar 6635
Bahá'í calendar 41–42
Bengali calendar 1292
Berber calendar 2835
British Regnal year 48 Vict. 1 – 49 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2429
Burmese calendar 1247
Byzantine calendar 7393–7394
Chinese calendar 甲申(Wood Monkey)
4581 or 4521
    — to —
乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
4582 or 4522
Coptic calendar 1601–1602
Discordian calendar 3051
Ethiopian calendar 1877–1878
Hebrew calendar 5645–5646
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1941–1942
 - Shaka Samvat 1807–1808
 - Kali Yuga 4986–4987
Holocene calendar 11885
Igbo calendar 885–886
Iranian calendar 1263–1264
Islamic calendar 1302–1303
Japanese calendar Meiji 18
(明治18年)
Javanese calendar 1814–1815
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4218
Minguo calendar 27 before ROC
民前27年
Nanakshahi calendar 417
Thai solar calendar 2427–2428

1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Julian calendar, the 1885th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 885th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 19th century, and the 6th year of the 1880s decade. As of the start of 1885, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1918.

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The Reitwagen (riding car), the first internal combustion motorcycle (1885)

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The Benz Patent-Motorwagen, built in 1885

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 310–311. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  2. ^ a b Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 438–440. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  3. ^ Dow Record Book Adds Another First. Philly.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  4. ^ The Hutchinson Factfinder. Helicon. 1999. ISBN 1-85986-000-1. 
  5. ^ "Cremation". The Times (31405). London. 1885-03-27. p. 10. 
  6. ^ Gardiner, Mark (1997). Classic motorcycles. MetroBooks. p. 16. ISBN 1-56799-460-1. 
  7. ^ Brown, Roland (2005). The Ultimate History of Fast Motorcycles. Bath: Parragon. p. 6. ISBN 1-4054-5466-0. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Hugo (1993). The Ultimate Motorcycle Book. Dorling Kindersley. pp. 8–9. ISBN 1-56458-303-1. 
  9. ^ Benz, Carl Friedrich (1925). Lebensfahrt eines deutschen erfinders; erinnerungen eines achtzigjahrigen. Leipzig: Koehler & Amelang. 
  10. ^ "Icons of Invention: Rover safety bicycle, 1885". Making the Modern World. Science Museum (London). Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  11. ^ "Home Insurance Building". SkyscraperPage. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 

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