April 1883 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
  • Apr 6 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Speckled Band" (BG)
  • Apr 12 French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
  • Apr 13 US prospecter Alfred Packer convicted of manslaughter though accused of cannibalism
  • Apr 16 Paul Kruger chosen as President of Transvaal
  • Apr 23 John Heemskerk Azn forms Dutch government
  • Apr 24 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 6 Mien Labberton, Dutch poetress
  • Apr 7 Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • Apr 8 R. P. Keigwin, English academic (d. 1972)
  • Apr 12 Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award)
  • Apr 13 Demjan Bednyi, Russian writer and satirist, born in Hubivka, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • Apr 15 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 19 Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer and dictator, born in São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian Empire (d. 1954)

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Apr 19 Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician (d. 1953)
  • Apr 24 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
  • Apr 25 Elsa Maxwell, writer (Jack Paar Show), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • Apr 27 Hubert Harrison, St Croix Virgin Island, writer/freedom fighter

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 politician (b. 1801)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 30 Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass) dies at 51

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet