What Happened on January 19, 1883

Historical Events

Electric Lighting Begins

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, 1934-45), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1956)
Born in 1883
1883 Highlights

About January 19, 1883

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn