July 1883 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 ANWB forms in Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Jul 3 SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die
  • Jul 4 Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebraska
  • Jul 24 Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
  • Jul 28 Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)

Person of interestFranz Kafka

Jul 3 Franz Kafka, Czech author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka

Person of interestRube Goldberg

Jul 4 Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Jul 10 Johann Blaskowitz, German general (surrendered at Wageningen), born in Peterswalde, Germany (d. 1948)
  • Jul 17 Bart de Ligt, anti militarist theologist (Acting Peace)
  • Jul 23 Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, British field marshal, born in Bragnieres-de-Bigorre, France (d. 1963)

Person of interestBenito Mussolini

Jul 29 Benito Mussolini [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), born in Predappio, Forlì, Italy (d. 1945)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jul 29 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 15 Tom Thumb, famous small person (40"), dies of a stroke at 44
  • Jul 27 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott V Sandford), dies at 70