On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1880

Historical Events

  • Ceremony to mark the completion of Cologne Cathedral attended by Emperor Wilhelm I. First begun in 1248, now the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Alexander, American tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1908, 5-time US Indoor winner), born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1969)
1880 Highlights

About August 14, 1880

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo