On This Day

Historical Events in April 1883

  • Apr 2 Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
  • Apr 12 French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
  • Apr 13 US prospector Alfred Packer convicted of manslaughter though accused of cannibalism
  • Apr 14 Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres with the Opéra-Comique at the Salle Favart in Paris

Historic Event

Apr 16 Paul Kruger chosen as President of Transvaal

  • Apr 23 John Heemskerk Abrahamszoon forms Dutch government
  • Apr 24 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair