What Happened on November 3, 1883

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture
  • Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)
  • US Supreme Court decides federal courts have no jurisdiction over Native American tribal Council (Ex parte Crow Dog)

Famous Birthdays

  • Enny Peace [Maria Magdalena Müller], Dutch actress and wife of Eduard Verkade, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1919)

Famous Deaths

  • Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), dies at 64