World History 1880

About the history of the world in 1880, the Boers declare independence in South Africa.

TWO CENTURIES OF WORLD HISTORY: 1778-1978

1880

Oct. 13 Boers in South Africa declared their independence from Great Britain and proclaimed their land the Transvaal Republic. After some fighting, Prime Minister Gladstone conceded Transvaal automony, leaving London responsible only for the region's foreign policy.

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