On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1883

Historical Events

  • Jan Matzeliger invents first machine to manufacture entire shoes

Famous Birthdays

  • Josef Matthias Hauer, composer
  • Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China)
  • Sir Walter Norman Haworth, British chemist (Nobel Prize, 1937) born at Chorley, Lancashire, England (d. 1950)
1883 Highlights

About March 19, 1883

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces