On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1883

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
1883 Highlights

About January 19, 1883

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn