On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1883

Historical Events

  • Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebraska

Famous Birthdays

  • Maximilian Steinberg, Russian composer, born in Vilnius, Russian Empire (d. 1946)

Person of interestRube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist who made the easy outrageously difficult (Pulitzer Prize 1948), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Rube Goldberg

1883 Highlights

About July 4, 1883

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer