On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1880

Famous Birthdays

  • Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside, British fieldmarshal, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1959)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Novelist Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) (60) marries banker John Cross (40) at George's, London

Writer George Eliot
George Eliot

1880 Highlights

About May 6, 1880

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus