On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1883

Historical Events


Notable FireworksBrooklyn Bridge Opens

Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur and NY Governor Cleveland

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Lithograph depicting fireworks on the opening night of the Brooklyn Bridge
Lithograph depicting fireworks on the opening night of the Brooklyn Bridge
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Famous Deaths

  • Abdel Kadir, Algerian leader (b. 1808)
1883 Highlights

About May 24, 1883

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini