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 sixth 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 localised use until 1918.

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

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

October–December

Date unknown

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen, built in 1885

Births

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Deaths

January–June

July–December

In fiction