What Happened on February 4, 1880

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

"Black Donnelly" massacre in Biddulph, Ontario, Canada: Irish immigrants James (63), Johannah (56), John (32), Thomas (25) and Bridget (21) Donnelly murdered at home by members of the Vigilance Committee

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Famous Deaths

James DonnellyJames Donnelly (1816-1880)

Irish-Canadian patriarch of the Donnelly family, murdered along with his family in the "Black Donnelly" massacre at 63

About February 4, 1880

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius