April 1883 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of Interest

Apr 16 Paul Kruger chosen as President of Transvaal

  • Apr 19 British banker Thomas Agnew and others found the Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (LSPCC), based on Agnew's observation of a similar group in NYC; its success leads to a national organization
  • Apr 23 John Heemskerk Abrahamszoon forms Dutch government
  • Apr 24 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 7 Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • Apr 8 R. P. Keigwin, English academic, born in Lexden, Essex (d. 1972)
  • Apr 9 Frank King, American cartoonist (Gasoline Alley), born in Cashton, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • Apr 12 Imogen Cunningham, American photographer (1965 ASMP award), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1976)
  • Apr 13 Demjan Bednyi, Russian writer and satirist, born in Hubivka, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • Apr 15 Stanley Bruce, 8th Prime Minister of Australia, born in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia (d. 1967)

Getulio VargasGetulio Vargas (1883-1954)

Apr 19 President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer and dictator, born in São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian Empire

  • Apr 19 Richard von Mises, Austrian scientist and mathematician (probability theory), born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • Apr 27 Hubert Harrison, West Indian-American writer and freedom fighter, born in St. Croix, Danish West Indies (d. 1927)
  • Apr 30 Jaroslav Hašek, Czech writer (The Good Soldier Švejk), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1923)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 4 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), dies at 92
  • Apr 6 Benjamin Wright Raymond, American Whig party politician (Mayor of Chicago, 1839-40 and 1842-43), dies at 81
  • Apr 28 William M. Browne, American Confederate politician and Brigadier General, dies at 59

Edouard ManetEdouard Manet (1832-1883)

Apr 30 French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), dies of complications from syphilis at 51