On This Day

Historical Events in September 1880

  • Sep 3 Jess James' gang robs the Mammoth Cave stagecoach, Kentucky
  • Sep 6 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval

Sports History

Sep 6 W. G. Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval

  • Sep 7 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
  • Sep 10 Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo
  • Sep 23 Jules Ferry forms French government
  • Sep 29 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings
  • Sep 30 American amateur astronomer Henry Draper takes the 1st ever photograph of the Orion Nebula