On This Day

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-born American composer (MacBeth, Schelomo, Israel), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1959)
  • Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1946)
1880 Highlights

About July 24, 1880

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo