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
01 MayBill Horr / Footballer / United States of America
03 March Florence Auer / Actress / United States of America
05 AugustRuth Sawyer / Author / United States of America
06 AugustHans Moser / Actor / Austria
08 February Viktor Schwanneke / Actor / Germany
09 AprilJan Letzel / Architect / Czech Republic
09 NovemberGiles Gilbert Scott / Architect / United Kingdom
10 January Manuel Azaña / Politician / Spain
12 February John L. Lewis / Politician / United States of America
13 AprilCharles Christie / Business Man / United States of America
14 SeptemberBenjamin / Bishop / Russia
17 March Patrick Hastings / Politician / United Kingdom
18 January Paul Ehrenfest / Academic / Netherlands
19 MayAlbert Richardson / Educator / United Kingdom
23 AugustAlexander Grin / Author / Russia
25 NovemberJohn Flynn / Pilot / Australia
26 February Kenneth Edgeworth / Astronomer / Ireland
26 MayW. Otto Miessner / Educator / United States of America
26 AugustGuillaume Apollinaire / Author / Italy
29 JuneLudwig Beck / General / Germany

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1880:

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

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