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 NovemberGrantland Rice / Poet / United States of America
03 March Florence Auer / Actress / United States of America
03 January Francis Browne / Photographer / Ireland
03 JulyCarl Schuricht / Conductor / Germany
05 JulyConstantin Tănase / Actor / Romania
06 AugustHans Moser / Actor / Austria
10 AprilFrances Perkins / Academic / United States of America
10 AugustRobert L. Thornton / Politician / United States of America
11 March Harry H. Laughlin / Sociologist / United States of America
21 JuneArnold Gesell / Psychologist / United States of America
22 March Ernest C. Quigley / Footballer / United States of America
22 JuneJohannes Drost / Swimmer / Netherlands
24 JuneOswald Veblen / Academic / United States of America
26 JulyVolodymyr Vynnychenko / Politician / Ukraine
26 AugustGuillaume Apollinaire / Author / Italy
27 AprilMihkel Lüdig / Composer / Estonia
29 AprilFethi Okyar / Politician / Turkey
30 March Seán O'Casey / Dramatist / Ireland
31 DecemberGeorge Marshall / Politician / United States of America
31 OctoberJulia Peterkin / Author / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1880:

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

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