On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1880

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Beebe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1957)

Person of interestGeorge Marshall

George Marshall, US Secretary of State (1947-49) who authored the Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Ruge, German political philosopher and writer, dies at 78
1880 Highlights

About December 31, 1880

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn