On This Day

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)
1880 Highlights

About June 17, 1880

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini