What Happened on November 18, 1883

Historical Events

  • Antonín Dvořák's "Husitska" (Hussite Overture) premieres at the gala opening of the Prague National Theater
  • Four standard time zones for the Continental US introduced - Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific, replacing over 100 previous time zones

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Vinson, American politician (38th Dean of the United States House of Representatives, 1961-65), born in Baldwin County, Georgia (d. 1981)

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelm Siemens, German-British physicist and inventor (open-hearth furnace), dies at 60
1883 Highlights

About November 18, 1883

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio