On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1883

Historical Events

  • Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMatthew Webb

Matthew Webb, English long distance swimmer who was first to swim unassisted across the English Channel, drowns in the Niagara Falls whirlpool at 35

Long Distance Swimmer Matthew Webb
Long Distance Swimmer
Matthew Webb

1883 Highlights

About July 24, 1883

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 138 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo