What Happened on November 5, 1883

Historical Events

  • Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army
  • Edward Harrigan's musical farce "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres at Theatre Comique, NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernie Parker, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 1918)

Famous Deaths

  • William Hicks, British col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
1883 Highlights

About November 5, 1883

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 139 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio