April 1883 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
  • Apr 6 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Speckled Band" (BG)
  • Apr 12 French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
  • Apr 13 US prospecter Alfred Packer convicted of manslaughter though accused of cannibalism
  • Apr 16 Paul Kruger chosen as President of Transvaal
  • Apr 23 John Heemskerk Azn forms Dutch government
  • Apr 24 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 6 Mien Labberton, Dutch poetress
  • Apr 7 Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • Apr 8 R. P. Keigwin, English academic (d. 1972)
  • Apr 12 Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award)
  • Apr 13 Demjan Bednyi, Russian writer and satirist, born in Hubivka, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • Apr 15 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 19 Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer and dictator, born in São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian Empire (d. 1954)

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Apr 19 Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician (d. 1953)
  • Apr 24 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
  • Apr 25 Elsa Maxwell, writer (Jack Paar Show), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • Apr 27 Hubert Harrison, St Croix Virgin Island, writer/freedom fighter

Deaths in History

  • Apr 4 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (b. 1791)
  • Apr 6 Benjamin Wright Raymond, American politician (b. 1801)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 30 Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter dies at 61

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet