On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1880

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The French state commissions sculptor Auguste Rodin for a large sculpted doorway 'The Gates of Hell' for the proposed Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin

Famous Deaths

  • Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (41st Governor of Georgia), dies at 67