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Berney National Bank in 1887

1885 was the 14th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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In 1885, the first successful appendectomy was performed by Dr. William W. Grant on Mary Gartside. L.A. Thompson patented the roller coaster. The Washington Monument was dedicated. The American Telephone and Telegraph Company was incorporated. Grover Cleveland succeeded Chester A. Arthur as President of the United States. Good Housekeeping Magazine first went on sale. Louis Pasteur successfully tested his vaccine against rabies. Niagara Falls opened to the public. Dr Pepper was first served.

Notable books published in 1885 included King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard, Marius the Epicurean by Walter Pater, and The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton. Notable music released in 1885 included The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan, "American Patrol" by F. W. Meacham, and the Manfred Symphony by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Notable births in 1885 included composer Jerome Kern, writer Sinclair Lewis, actor Wallace Beery, baseball pitcher Vean Gregg, columnist Hedda Hopper, actor Gabby Hayes, film producer Louis B. Mayer, writer D. H. Lawrence, physicist Niels Bohr, poet Ezra Pound, writer Will Durant, and General George S. Patton. Deaths included writer Victor Hugo, former president Ulysses S. Grant, Jumbo the elephant, Civil War general George B. McClellan, scientist Thomas Andrews, and businessman William Henry Vanderbilt.

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