Historical Events in October 1883

  • Oct 4 First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Orient Express

Oct 4 The Orient Express departs on its first official journey from Paris to Istanbul

  • Oct 15 US Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional
  • Oct 20 Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre" 1st performed
  • Oct 20 Treaty of Ancon; Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
  • Oct 22 1st NY Horse Show held (Madison Sq Garden)
  • Oct 22 New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of Charles Gounod's opera "Faust"
  • Oct 30 Austria-Hungary, Germany and Romania sign military treaty