What Happened on August 14, 1880

Historical Events

Cologne Cathedral Completed

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)
Born in 1880
1880 Highlights

About August 14, 1880

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo