On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1880

Murder of InterestJames Donnelly

Feb 4 James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch, murdered along with his family in the "Black Donnelly" massacre at 63

  • Feb 12 Karl von Holtei, Silesian actor, playwright and author (Die Vagabunden), dies at 82
  • Feb 19 Constantino Brumidi, Greek-Italian-American historical artist (Myrtle Murdock), dies at 74
  • Feb 29 Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1812, also on 29 February)