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
02 OctoberKarl von Terzaghi / Engineer / United States of America
03 March Cyril Burt / Psychologist / United Kingdom
03 MayWang Jingwei / Politician / China
03 DecemberAnton Webern / Composer / Austria
04 March Sam Langford / Boxer / United States of America
08 January Pavel Filonov / Poet / Russia
08 January Patrick J. Hurley / Politician / United States of America
10 February Edith Clarke / Engineer / United States of America
12 JuneFernand Gonder / Pole Vaulter / France
13 NovemberLeo Goodwin / Swimmer / United States of America
13 March Enrico Toselli / Pianist / Italy
14 SeptemberRichard Gerstl / Painter / Austria
16 March Ethel Anderson / Author / Australia
16 DecemberKároly Kós / Architect / Romania
20 January Enoch L. Johnson / Criminal / United States of America
23 February Guy C. Wiggins / Painter / United States of America
25 DecemberHana Meisel / Politician / Belarus
26 OctoberNapoleon Hill / Author / United States of America
28 February Seán Mac Diarmada / Politician / Ireland
31 OctoberAnthony Wilding / Cricketer / New Zealand

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1883:

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

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