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
05 AugustRuth Sawyer / Author / United States of America
06 NovemberGeorge Poage / Sprinter / United States of America
07 JulyOtto Frederick Rohwedder / Engineer / United States of America
09 NovemberGiles Gilbert Scott / Architect / United Kingdom
10 AprilFrances Perkins / Academic / United States of America
11 JulyFriedrich Lahrs / Academic / Germany
12 SeptemberH. L. Mencken / Journalist / United States of America
12 March Jaan Soots / Politician / Estonia
16 January Samuel Jones / Jumper / United States of America
17 March Patrick Hastings / Politician / United Kingdom
20 February Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen / Poet / France
22 JuneJohannes Drost / Swimmer / Netherlands
22 March Ernest C. Quigley / Footballer / United States of America
22 January Bill O'Neill / Baseball Player / United States of America
22 AugustGeorge Herriman / Cartoonist / United States of America
23 SeptemberJohn Boyd Orr / Politician / Scotland
24 AprilGideon Sundback / Business Man / United States of America
28 NovemberAlexander Blok / Poet / Russia
29 AprilFethi Okyar / Politician / Turkey
29 JuneLudwig Beck / General / Germany

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1880:

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

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