1883 in History – What happened in year 1883

✅ Published on April 5th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1883 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 mayNew York City opened the Brooklyn Bridge the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
28 may‘Veer' Savarkar was born. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian pro-independence activist, politician as well as a poet, writer and playwright. He advocated dismantling the system of caste in Hindu culture, and reconversion of the converted Hindus back to Hindu religion. Savarkar created the term Hindutva, and emphasised its distinctiveness from Hinduism which he associated with social and political communalism.
05 juneThe Orient Express, a train line that became synonymous withintrigue and luxury travel, began operations.
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.
12 augustThe last known quagga, a subspecies of the plains zebra, diedat the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
26 augustThe largest explosion in human history took place when aneruption destroyed the volcanic island of Krakatoa.
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.
02 JuneThe first baseball game was played in electric lights at Ford Wayan Indiana.
21 JulyIndia's first public theater in Kolkata was the 'Hall Star Theater '.
21 SeptemberTelegraph service started between the US and Brazil.
30 OctoberThe great thinker and social reformer Swami Dayanand Saraswati died.
01 AugustIn order to give importance to the postal service, Great Britain introduced the inland postal service.
13 FebruaryGerman musician Richard Wagner died at the age of 70.
17 FebruaryThe great revolutionary, freedom fighter and social activist Vasudev Bal Vant Phadke died in Adan prison.
24 MarchNew York and Chicago had a phone conversation for the first time.
04 JanuaryLife magazine was first published in Los Angeles.
13 FebruaryGerman composer Richard Wagner Venice died of a heart attack in Italy.
16 MarchSusan Hayhurst became the first American female graduate of a college of pharmacy.
28 AprilThe first seven tournaments were played at Melrose RFC, Scotland.
24 MayThe Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic 13 years after construction.
28 JuneThe first European central electric power station was inaugurated in Milan, Italy.
04 JulyThe world's first rodeo pecs were held in Texas.
01 AugustInland postal services were started in Great Britain.
15 SeptemberOpened to students at the University of Texas at Austin.
01 OctoberSydney High School (First Boys Public School) was established in Sydney Australia.
14 NovemberThe Congress of Chile established the National Library.
20 DecemberThe cantilever railway bridge opened at Niagara Falls.


Famous birthdays in the year 1883:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilLaurette Taylor / Actress / United States of America
04 JulyRube Goldberg / Sculptor / United States of America
05 AprilWalter Huston / Actor / United States of America
08 OctoberDick Burnett / Writer / United States of America
08 January Pavel Filonov / Poet / Russia
09 DecemberAlexander Papagos / Politician / Greece
09 MayJosé Ortega y Gasset / Author / Spain
10 February Edith Clarke / Engineer / United States of America
13 SeptemberLeRoy Samse / Pole Vaulter / United States of America
15 February Sax Rohmer / Author / United Kingdom
16 DecemberKároly Kós / Architect / Romania
16 March Ethel Anderson / Author / Australia
17 SeptemberWilliam Carlos Williams / Poet / United States of America
18 NovemberCarl Vinson / Politician / United States of America
22 February Marguerite Clark / Actress / United States of America
23 MayDouglas Fairbanks / Actor / United States of America
24 DecemberStefan Jaracz / Actor / Poland
25 DecemberHugo Bergmann / Philosopher / Czech Republic
25 DecemberHana Meisel / Politician / Belarus
31 JulyRamón Fonst / Fencer / Cuba

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1883:

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