What Happened on January 10, 1883

Historical Events

  • Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P. T. Barnum fame, escapes unhurt

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet (Pjotr Peroyj), born in Pugachyov, Russia (d. 1945)
  • Florence Reed, American silent film actress (Dancing Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Francis X. Bushman, American silent film actor (Sabrina; Ben-Hur), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Mudd, American physician (imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth), dies of pneumonia at 49
1883 Highlights

About January 10, 1883

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 140 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn