1880s in Wales

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Other events of the decade

This article is about the particular significance of the decade 1880–1889 to Wales and its people.

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Arts and literature[edit]

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National Eisteddfod of Wales

New books[edit]

Sport[edit]

  • 1881 — Welsh Rugby Union is formed.
  • 1884 — The Cardiff Arms Park hosts its first rugby international (between Wales and Ireland).
  • 1889 — In a football match between Wales and Scotland at Wrexham, the referee allows the injured Welsh goalkeeper to be replaced — the first ever substitution in a soccer match.

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