On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1883

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1917)