On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1880

Historical Events

  • Building of Panama Canal begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Edie Martin, British actress (Titfield Thunderbolt), born in London, England (d. 1964)
1880 Highlights

About January 1, 1880

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn