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 AprilLon Chaney / Actor / United States of America
02 OctoberKarl von Terzaghi / Engineer / United States of America
04 JulyRube Goldberg / Sculptor / United States of America
06 AugustScott Nearing / Educator / United States of America
08 February Joseph Schumpeter / Scientist / United States of America
08 OctoberDick Burnett / Writer / United States of America
08 NovemberCharles Demuth / Painter / United States of America
09 DecemberJoseph Pilates / Physical Trainer / Germany
09 DecemberNikolai Luzin / Mathematician / Russia
10 January Alfred Saalwächter / Admiral / Germany
11 NovemberErnest Ansermet / Academic / Switzerland
13 SeptemberLeRoy Samse / Pole Vaulter / United States of America
14 NovemberAdo Birk / Politician / Estonia
14 SeptemberRichard Gerstl / Painter / Austria
18 SeptemberGerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson / Author / United Kingdom
19 AprilRichard von Mises / Mathematician / United States of America
21 January Eulogio Rodriguez / Politician / Philippines
22 DecemberEdgard Varèse / Composer / United States of America
24 JuneJean Metzinger / Artist / France
30 DecemberMary Forbes / Actress / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1883:

YearName / Profession / Country
28 MayVinayak Damodar Savarkar / Politician / India
28 MayVeer Savarkar / Freedom Fighter / 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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