1880 in History – What happened in year 1880


In history, year 1880 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1880.

Know what happened in 1880:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
13 FebruaryAmerican inventor Thomas Edison observed the Edison effect, which later formed the basis of vacuum tube diodes designed by English electrical engineer John Ambrose Fleming.
01 SeptemberThe army of Mohammad Ayub Khan was routed by the British at theBattle of Kandahar, ending the Second Anglo-Afghan War.
14 AugustConstruction of the Cologne Cathedral—Germany's most visitedlandmark—was completed, 632 years after it had begun.
24 JuneO Canada (audio featured), today the national anthem ofCanada, was first performed in Quebec City, Quebec, during a Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day banquet.
24 JuneO Canada (audio featured), today the national anthem ofCanada, was first performed in Quebec City, Quebec, during a Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day banquet.
28 JunePolice captured Australian bank robber and cultural icon NedKelly after a gun battle in Glenrowan, Victoria.
11 MayA land dispute between the Southern Pacific Railroad andsettlers in Hanford, California, turned deadly when a gun battle brokeout, leaving seven dead.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1880:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 DecemberFedor von Bock / Field Marshal / Germany
03 AprilOtto Weininger / Philosopher / Austria
03 JulyCarl Schuricht / Conductor / Germany
04 JuneClara Blandick / Actress / United States of America
08 February Viktor Schwanneke / Actor / Germany
09 February Lipót Fejér / Academic / Hungary
11 JuneJeannette Rankin / Politician / United States of America
12 AugustChristy Mathewson / Baseball Player / United States of America
13 SeptemberJesse L. Lasky / Producer / United States of America
18 AprilSam Crawford / Baseball Player / United States of America
21 JulyMilan Rastislav Štefánik / Astronomer / Slovakia
21 March Broncho Billy Anderson / Actor / United States of America
21 MayTudor Arghezi / Journalist / Romania
23 AprilMichel Fokine / Choreographer / Russia
24 AprilGideon Sundback / Business Man / United States of America
25 MayJean Alexandre Barré / Academic / France
26 January Douglas MacArthur / General / United States of America
28 OctoberWilhelm Anderson / Astronomer / Estonia
29 MayOswald Spengler / Philosopher / Germany
29 SeptemberLiberato Pinto / Politician / Portugal

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1880:

YearName / Profession / Country
31 JulyPremchand / Author / India
31 JulyMunshi Premchand / Writer / India
24 NovemberPattabhi Sitaramaiah / Politician / India

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