Historical Events in November 1883

  • Nov 3 American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture
  • Nov 3 Race riots kill 4 blacks in Danville Virginia
  • Nov 3 US Supreme Court decides federal courts have no jurisdiction over Native American tribal Council (Ex parte Crow Dog)
  • Nov 5 Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army
  • Nov 5 Edward Harrigan's musical farce "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres at Theatre Comique, NYC
  • Nov 6 NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
  • Nov 8 English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
  • Nov 10 Toronto Argonauts defeat Ottawa FC 9-7, for 1st ORFU Championship

Historic Publication

Nov 14 "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson is first published as a book by Cassell & Co.

  • Nov 17 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Fernie beats defending champion Bob Ferguson 1-up in 36-hole playoff
  • Nov 18 Antonín Dvořák's "Husitska" (Hussite Overture) premieres at the gala opening of the Prague National Theater
  • Nov 18 Four standard time zones for the Continental US introduced - Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific, replacing over 100 previous time zones