1880 in History – What happened in year 1880

✅ Published on April 5th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 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.
11 mayA land dispute between the Southern Pacific Railroad andsettlers in Hanford, California, turned deadly when a gun battle brokeout, leaving seven dead.
24 juneO Canada, 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.
29 juneFrance annexes Tahiti. Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia; an overseas collectivity of the French Republic, sometimes referred to as an overseas country.[3] The island is located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, and is divided into two parts
14 augustConstruction of the Cologne Cathedral—Germany's most visitedlandmark—was completed, 632 years after it had begun.
01 septemberThe army of Mohammad Ayub Khan was routed by the British at theBattle of Kandahar, ending the Second Anglo-Afghan War.
13 MayThomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway at Menlo Park.
01 JuneThe first pay-phone service was started.
30 SeptemberAmerican doctor Henry Draper took the first picture of the Oraon Nebula.
05 OctoberAlonzo Tea Cross patented the first ball point pen.
17 NovemberThe first three UK female graduates received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London.
25 NovemberLaverne, a French physician, diagnosed the cause of malarial fever.
01 JanuaryMoney order system started in the country.
25 JanuaryRenowned social reformer Keshav Chandra Sen started the New Vidyavan or Indian Brahmo Samaj by embracing Christian and Vaishnavi devotion in Brahmo Samaj.
27 JanuaryThomas Alva Edison patented the electric bulb.
22 JanuaryTuwang State School was established in Queensland Australia.
02 FebruaryThe first electric street light wasb installed in Indiana.
23 MarchJohn Stevens of Adult designed the dough rolling mill.
18 AprilWilliam Evert Gladstone Prime Minister again, defeating Benjamin Disraeli Dhara in the United Kingdom general elections.
13 MayThomas Edison performed his first electric rail in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
14 JulyDorchester prison opened in Canada.
10 SeptemberPierre de Brazza signed a treaty with the Congo king Makaoka.
04 OctoberThe University of California was founded in Los Angeles.
11 NovemberAustralian bank robber Bushringer Ned Kelly was hanged in Melbourne.
30 DecemberPaul Krueger ICT became its first president after Transvaal was declared a republic state.

Famous birthdays in the year 1880:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberAlfred Wegener / Physicist / Germany
03 March Yōsuke Matsuoka / Politician / Japan
05 AugustGertrude Rush / Lawyer / United States of America
06 January Tom Mix / Actor / United States of America
09 NovemberGiles Gilbert Scott / Architect / United Kingdom
11 JuneJeannette Rankin / Politician / United States of America
11 March Harry H. Laughlin / Sociologist / United States of America
12 JulyTod Browning / Actor / United States of America
17 March Lawrence Oates / Lieutenant / United Kingdom
18 January Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster / Cardinal / Italy
18 NovemberNaum Torbov / Architect / Bulgaria
20 NovemberGeorge McBride / Baseball Player / United States of America
21 March Hans Hofmann / Painter / United States of America
21 JuneArnold Gesell / Psychologist / United States of America
22 March Ernest C. Quigley / Footballer / United States of America
22 SeptemberChristabel Pankhurst / Activist / United Kingdom
22 AugustGorch Fock / Poet / Germany
23 AugustAlexander Grin / Author / Russia
23 SeptemberJohn Boyd Orr / Politician / Scotland
29 January W. C. Fields / Actor / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1880:

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