On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1883

Historical Events

  • A papyrus offered to British Museum for £10,000 (forgery)
  • Amsterdam's Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky gets electric lights
  • Inland postal service begins in Great Britain

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Wilhelm Dindorf, classic scholar, dies
1883 Highlights

About August 1, 1883

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo