On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1883

Historical Events

  • The last quagga (zebra subspecies) dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP)
  • Pauline Frederick, American actress (Thank You, Mr. Moto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)

Famous Deaths

  • Last Quagga, (zebra with less slashes), dies in Amsterdam zoo
1883 Highlights

About August 12, 1883

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo