What Happened on July 27, 1880

Historical Events

  • Alexander P. Ashbourne patents a process for refining coconut oil
  • Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr Watson is wounded, breaks out

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), born in Troy, New York (d. 1971)
  • Joe Tinker, American Baseball HOF shortstop (World Series 1907, 08 Chicago Orphans/Cubs) and manager (Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs), born in Muscotah, Kansas (d. 1948)
1880 Highlights

About July 27, 1880

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo