On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1883

Historical Events

  • New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal and supreme commander, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1955)
  • Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, born in Irkutsk, Russian Empire (d. 1950)

Famous Weddings

Rabindranath Tagore

Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage

1883 Highlights

About December 9, 1883

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius