On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1880

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)
  • House Peters, British silent film actor (This Is the Life, Kansas Territory), born in Bristol, England (d. 1967)
  • Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
1880 Highlights

About March 12, 1880

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces