On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1880

Famous Birthdays

  • Christy Mathewson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905, 21; Triple Crown 1905, 08; NL wins leader 1905, 07, 08, 10; 2 x no-hitters; NY Giants), born in Factoryville, Pennsylvania (d. 1925)
  • Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author
1880 Highlights

About August 12, 1880

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo