|Centuries:||18th century - 19th century - 20th century|
|Decades:||1850s 1860s 1870s - 1880s - 1890s 1900s 1910s|
|Years:||1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889|
- August 26 - First permanent Maori branch organized in Papawai on the North Island of New Zealand.
- December 26 - Thomas L. Kane dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.