On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1883

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army
  • Musical "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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