Historical Events in August 1880

  • Aug 2 British Parliament officially adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Aug 14 Construction of Cologne Cathedral completed after it was began in 1248 - largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe

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Aug 16 The French state commissions sculptor Auguste Rodin for a large sculpted doorway 'The Gates of Hell' for the proposed Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin