July 1883 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 ANWB forms in Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Jul 3 SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River in 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) destroy 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Arthur Borton, English soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Cheveney, Kent (d. 1933)

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka (1883-1924)

Jul 3 Czech author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary

Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg (1883-1970)

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

  • Jul 10 Johann Blaskowitz, German general (surrendered at Wageningen), born in Peterswalde, Germany (d. 1948)
  • Jul 17 Bart de Ligt, Dutch pacificist and anti-militarist (Acting Peace), born in Schalkwijk, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • Jul 23 Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, British field marshal, born in Bragnieres-de-Bigorre, France (d. 1963)

Benito MussoliniBenito Mussolini (1883-1945)

Jul 29 Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), born in Predappio, Forlì, Italy

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

Deaths in History

  • Jul 15 Charles Stratton [General Tom Thumb], American entertainer and famous small person (40"), worked with P. T. Barum, dies of a stroke at 44
  • Jul 25 William Beall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army, relief efforts for prisoners), dies at 58
  • Jul 27 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott v. Sandford), dies at 70