On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1880

Historical Events

Historic Event

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
1880 Highlights

About August 16, 1880

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo