1880 (one thousand eight hundred and eightieth) year according to the Gregorian calendar is a leap year starting on Thursday. This is the year 1880 AD, the year 880 of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 19th century, the 10th year of the 8th decade of the 19th century, the 1st year of the 1880s.
The first stone Circus was opened in Moscow on Tsvetnoy Boulevard.
February 5 (17) - an attempt was made on the life of Emperor Alexander II in the Winter Palace. Repair work allowed Stepan Khalturin to plant a bomb in the wine cellars located under the emperor's dining room.
June 6 (18) - a bronze monument to Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was erected in Moscow, the work of Alexander Mikhailovich Opekushin.
July 27 - The defeat of the British brigade by the Afghans in the battle of Mainvand.
July 31 - Dost Muhammad's grandson Abdurrahman made an agreement with Britain at Zimma and was recognized as Amir of Afghanistan in exchange for British control over the country's foreign policy.
September 1 - Battle of Kandahar, the last battle of the Second Anglo-Afghan War.
November 3 - French Navy officer Pierre de Brazza establishes the post of Nkuna (now Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo).
Completion of land tax reform in Japan.
Founded football club St. Marks. Since 1897 better known as, Manchester City
See also: Category:Born in 1880
March 22 - Gorelov Gavriil Nikitich, Russian Soviet artist, academician (d.
April 7 – Vincas Mickevicius-Kapsukas, Lithuanian figure in the international communist movement (d. 1935)
June 6 – William Thomas Cosgrave, first Prime Minister of Ireland 1922–1932 (d. 1965)
June 16 – Alice Bailey, American esotericist and writer (b.
June 25 - Ilyin, Lev Alexandrovich, architect, Doctor of Architecture.
July 5 – Minko Genov, Bulgarian literary critic and literary historian (d. 1950)
August 23 - Alexander Grin - Russian writer, prose writer, representative of the direction of romantic realism.
September 14 – Metropolitan Veniamin (Fedchenkov), Russian Orthodox ascetic, missionary, spiritual writer.
5 (October 17) Zhabotinsky, Vladimir Evgenievich - leader of right-wing Zionism, founder and ideologist of the Zionist revisionist movement