Historical Events in January 1880

  • Jan 1 Building of Panama Canal, begins
  • Jan 6 Record snow cover in Seattle - 120 cm
  • Jan 9 6' (1.83 metres) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days
  • Jan 9 The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
  • Jan 21 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis, Tennessee

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Jan 27 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison