On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1883

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • French Lt-Colonel Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger

Famous Birthdays

  • Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Armenian-Russian theatrical director of the Moscow Art Theatre (Vakhtangov Theatre), born in Vladikavkaz, Russia (d. 1922)

Famous Deaths

  • Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), dies at 64 [NS=Feb 13]