Category Archives: 1880s

World’s worst human being born 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 20 1889)


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(Saturday, April 20, 1889)Adolf Hitler, the German dictator who initiated World War II in Europe, invaded 22 countries, relentlessly bombed Great Britain and was central to the perpetration of The Holocaust, was born today in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary (in present-day Austria), close to the border with the German Empire. Continue reading World’s worst human being born 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 20 1889)

Eiffel Tower completed in Paris 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 31 1889)


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(Sunday, March 31, 1889, 2:35 p.m. local time) — French engineer Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor today from atop the Eiffel Tower, a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, officially marking its completion after 26 months of construction. Continue reading Eiffel Tower completed in Paris 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 31 1889)

Harrison sworn in as 23rd POTUS, Morton as 22nd VP 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1889)


Video: 'Benjamin Harrison Inaugural Address March 4, 1889'

(Monday, March 4, 1889, 12:40 p.m. local time) — Benjamin Harrison, 55, was inaugurated as the 23rd President of the United States today at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administering the oath of office. Continue reading Harrison sworn in as 23rd POTUS, Morton as 22nd VP 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1889)

Harrison defeats Cleveland in Electoral College, elected POTUS 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 6 1888)


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(Tuesday, November 6, 1888, during the United States presidential election, 1888) — Former Republican U.S. Senator Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, grandson of former President William H. Harrison (1841), was elected President of the United States today, defeating Democratic incumbent President Grover Cleveland of New York. Continue reading Harrison defeats Cleveland in Electoral College, elected POTUS 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 6 1888)

U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace born 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 7 1888)


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(Sunday, October 7, 1888)Henry A. Wallace, the 33rd Vice President of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941-1945), was born today at a farm near the village of Orient, Iowa, in Adair County. Continue reading U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace born 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 7 1888)

Republicans nominate Harrison-Morton ticket 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 25 1888)

(Monday, June 25, 1888) — U.S. Senator Benjamin Harrison of Indiana was nominated for President today at the 1888 Republican National Convention, meeting at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Continue reading Republicans nominate Harrison-Morton ticket 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 25 1888)

Democrats renominate President Cleveland 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 6 1888)

(Wednesday, June 6, 1888) — President Grover Cleveland of New York was renominated by acclamation today at the Democratic National Convention, meeting at the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. Continue reading Democrats renominate President Cleveland 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 6 1888)

Great Blizzard of 1888 begins in U.S. 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1888)


Video: 'Weather History: The Great Blizzard of 1888'

(Sunday, March 11, 1888, snow started falling at about 8:00 p.m. in Winsted, Connecticut) — The Great Blizzard of 1888, one of the most severe recorded blizzards in U.S. history, began inundating the northeastern United States tonight, shutting down commerce and resulting in some 400 deaths. Continue reading Great Blizzard of 1888 begins in U.S. 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1888)

Former U.S. Vice President William A. Wheeler dies 130 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 4 1887)

(Saturday, June 4, 1887, 10:10 a.m. local time)William A. Wheeler, the 19th Vice President of the United States from 1877 to 1881, during the administration of President Rutherford B. Hayes, died today at his home in Malone, New York. He was 67.

First Groundhog Day observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1887)


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(Wednesday, February 2, 1887)Groundhog Day was celebrated for the first time today at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with Punxsutawney Phil forecasting a “long winter.” Continue reading First Groundhog Day observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania 130 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1887)