On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1880

Famous Birthdays

Alfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental shift), born in Berlin (d. 1930)

  • Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (New York Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • Karel Paul van der Mandele, Dutch financier and director (Rotterdam Bank), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), born in Kutno, Poland (d. 1957)
1880 Highlights

About November 1, 1880

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio