On This Day

Historical Events in March 1880

  • Mar 4 NY Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S H Horgan
  • Mar 10 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
  • Mar 19 42nd Grand National: Tommy Beasley aboard Irish 8/1 chance Empress wins by 2 lengths from defending champion The Liberator
  • Mar 23 Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin)
  • Mar 24 Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT
  • Mar 31 1st town to claim to be completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, Indiana)