Historical Events in December 1883

  • Dec 2 John Brahms' 3rd Symphony in F premieres
  • Dec 3 48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes
  • Dec 9 New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
  • Dec 16 Tonkin Campaign: The French capture the citadel in Hanoi
  • Dec 20 Intl cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls
  • Dec 22 August Strindberg's "Lycko-Pers Reja" premieres
  • Dec 26 The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.