|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|
- February 17-18 - The Edmunds-Tucker Act passes Congress.
- June 17 - Site selected for Cardston, Alberta, Canada, the first Mormon settlement in the country.
- July 25 - John Taylor dies in Kaysville, Utah.