What Happened on July 24, 1880

Historical Events

  • 1st commercial hydroelectric power plant in the world begins generating electricity in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest Bloch, Swiss-American composer (Schelomo; Israel; Avodath Hakodesh), and educator (UC Berkeley, 1941-52), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1959)
  • Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1946)
Born in 1880
1880 Highlights

About July 24, 1880

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo