In the year 1883...
- The volcano Krakatoa erupted, destroying two-thirds of the Indonesian island of Rakata and creating tsunamis which destroyed 165 villages and killed 36,000 people.
- The quagga becomes extinct when the last living animal dies in the Amsterdam Zoo.
These people were born in 1883:
These people died in 1883:
1882 - 1883 - 1884
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