One of the most notable international events of 1883 was the eruption of Krakatoa in Java from August 26th to 28th that killed over 40,000 people and affected weather worldwide. Wikipedia notes that other important events from 1883 include the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the first journey of the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul and the codification of the five standard continental time zones.Continue Reading
According to Wikipedia, in publishing, 1883 saw the founding of Life magazine and the Ladies' Home Journal, and the publication of "The Adventures of Pinocchio" and Robert Louis Stevenson novel "Treasure Island." In science, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota was founded, the Hong Kong Observatory was formed, the first central European electricity power station was up in Milan, Italy and the Bombay Natural History Society was founded. Deadly incidents include the SS Daphne disaster in Glasgow, the Victoria Hall disaster and the deaths of over 2,000 from the volcano Epomeo in Italy.
According to Biography.com, notable people born in 1883 include the architect Walter Gropius, columnist Elsa Maxwell, dictator Benito Mussolini, designer Coco Chanel, educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown and economist John Maynard Keynes. History Orb lists notable deaths in 1883. They include the deaths of philosopher Karl Marx, scholar Abdelkader El Djezairi, abolitionist Sojourner Truth and Hawaiian-princess Keelikolani.Learn more about Industrial Revolution
The 1883 eruption of the volcano on the island of Krakatoa was the result of pressure that built up due to two underlying tectonic plates, one being pulled underneath the other. The eruption produced the loudest sound ever recorded and resulted in approximately 36,000 deaths.Full Answer >
The Golden Gate Bridge was built to remedy the need to move people and products in and out of San Francisco via ferry due to the city being located on a peninsula in San Francisco Bay. The city was effectively cut off from areas around it and was being limited in its growth and business potential as it headed into the 20th century.Full Answer >
The pros of the industrial revolution were that wealth increased overall, more people entered the middle class and quality of living increased for everyone as a result of technology. The cons include pollution, accidental death and overpopulated cities.Full Answer >
Many events happened in the 1980s, including the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the assassination attempt of U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1981, the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986 and the fall of the Berlin Wall 1989. The 1980s is the defined as the decade that started on January 1, 1980 and ended on December 31, 1989.Full Answer >