What Happened on June 17, 1880

Historical Events

  • Providence Grays MLB pitcher John M. Ward throws a perfect game beating the Buffalo Bisons, 5-0; second perfect game in National League in 6 days; next one takes 84 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Van Vechten, American writer famous for the controversial novel "Nigger Heaven", born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1964)
Born in 1880
1880 Highlights

About June 17, 1880

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini