- 1883 in the United Kingdom
Events from the year
1883in the United Kingdom.
Victoria of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister -
William Gladstone, Liberal
16 June- Victoria Hall disaster: A rush for treats results in 183 children being asphyxiatedin a concert hall in Sunderland. [cite web|title=The Victoria Hall Disaster of 1883|work=BBC |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A882173|BBC h2g2|date= 2002-12-17|accessdate=2007-05-26]
3 July- The " SS Daphne" disaster in Glasgowleaves 124 dead. [ [http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=3340 Clydebuilt Ships Database] ]
4 August- First electric railwayintroduced, at Brighton.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 307-308|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
4 October- The Boys' Brigadeis founded in Glasgow. It is the first Uniformed Youth Organisation in existence. [ [http://www.boys-brigade.org.uk/aboutus/history.htm The Boys' Brigade UK website] ]
24 October- Cardiff Universityopens under the name of University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. [ [http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/about/milestones/index.html Cardiff University website] ]
30 October- Two Clan na Gael dynamitebombs explode in the London Underground, injuring several people. Next day Home SecretaryWilliam Vernon Harcourt drafts 300 policemen to guard the underground and introduces the Explosives Bill.
3 November– 5 November- Mahdist War: Anglo-Egyptian forces defeated at the Battle of El Obeidin Sudan.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=436–437]
Edward White Bensonenthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Royal College of Musicfounded.
Robert Louis Stevenson's novel " Treasure Island".
3 January- Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom(died 1967)
17 January- Compton Mackenzie, novelist and Scottish nationalist (died 1972)
20 January- Bertram Ramsay, admiral (died 1945)
15 February- Sax Rohmer, author (died 1959)
16 February- Elizabeth Craig, writer (died 1980)
25 February- Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone(died 1981)
19 March- Walter Haworth, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1950)
5 June- John Maynard Keynes, economist (died 1946)
23 August- Jesse Pennington, footballer (died 1970)
8 November- Arnold Bax, composer (died 1953)
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