1883 in History – What happened in year 1883

In history, year 1883 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1883.

Know what happened in 1883:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 MayNew York City opened the Brooklyn Bridge – the longestsuspension bridge in the world at the time.
26 AugustThe largest explosion in human history took place when aneruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa (pictured).
12 AugustThe last known quagga (pictured), a subspecies of the plainszebra, died at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
26 AugustA massive eruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa,ejecting so much ash that average global temperatures fell by as much as1.2 °C (2.2 °F) over the next year.
15 JuneOver 180 out of 1,100 children died in the Victoria Halldisaster in Sunderland, England, when they stampeded down the stairs tocollect gifts from the entertainers after the end of a variety show.
05 JuneThe Orient Express (pictured), a train line that becamesynonymous with intrigue and luxury travel, began operations.
24 MayNew York City opened the Brooklyn Bridge (pictured) – thelongest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
12 AugustThe last known quagga, a subspecies of the plains zebra, diedat the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
26 AugustA massive eruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa,ejecting so much ash that average global temperatures fell by as much as1.2 °C (2.2 °F) over the next year.
05 JuneThe Orient Express, a train line that became synonymous withintrigue and luxury travel, began operations.
16 JuneOver 180 out of 1,100 children died in the Victoria Halldisaster in Sunderland, England, when they stampeded down the stairs tocollect gifts from the entertainers after the end of a variety show.
24 MayNew York City opened the Brooklyn Bridge – the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
16 JuneMore than 180 out of 1, 100 children died in the Victoria Hallstampede in Sunderland, England, when they stampeded down the stairs to collect gifts from the entertainers after the end of a variety show.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1883:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilEdvard Drabløs / Actor / Norway
01 SeptemberDidier Pitre / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
03 JulyFranz Kafka / Author / Czech Republic
03 March Cyril Burt / Psychologist / United Kingdom
05 OctoberErnst Pittschau / Actor / Germany
06 January Kahlil Gibran / Poet / United States of America
09 DecemberNikolai Luzin / Mathematician / Russia
09 DecemberAlexander Papagos / Politician / Greece
13 February Hal Chase / Baseball Player / United States of America
13 February Yevgeny Vakhtangov / Actor / Russia
14 January Nina Ricci / Fashion Designer / France
14 SeptemberRichard Gerstl / Painter / Austria
15 SeptemberEsteban Terradas i Illa / Engineer / Spain
17 SeptemberWilliam Carlos Williams / Poet / United States of America
25 JulyAlfredo Casella / Pianist / Italy
26 DecemberMaurice Utrillo / Painter / France
26 OctoberNapoleon Hill / Author / United States of America
27 March Dimitrios Semsis / Violinist / Greece
28 February Seán Mac Diarmada / Politician / Ireland
30 NovemberGustav Suits / Politician / Estonia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1883:

YearName / Profession / Country
28 MayVeer Savarkar / Freedom Fighter / India
28 MayVinayak Damodar Savarkar / Politician / India
18 FebruaryMadan Lal Dhingra / Freedom Fighter / India

More years: 1803 | 1813 | 1823 | 1833 | 1843 | 1853 | 1863 | 1873 | 1883 | 1893 || 1583 | 1683 | 1783 | 1883 | 1983

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