Historical Events in October 1880

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Oct 1 John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

  • Oct 4 University of California founded in Los Angeles
  • Oct 15 Koln cathedral completed, 633 years after it begun
  • Oct 15 Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
  • Oct 20 Amsterdam Free University opens