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.Know More
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
In August 2008, actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg and his wife Kim Fey filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on Sept. 28, 2010, when they reached an out-of-court settlement. They agreed to shared custody of their two sons, Xavier and Elijah.Full Answer >
John D. Rockefeller was known for treating his workers fairly. He had a reputation for joining his laborers in the field, and he was quick to compliment and slow to rebuke them. He wanted his workers to feel like part of the "Standard Oil Family," and he wanted every worker to be invested in the company's success. As a result, his workers respected him and worked hard.Full Answer >
The Industrial Revolution encouraged imperialism in three critical respects. It assured Western economic and military ascendancy, it demanded both suppliers of raw materials and retail markets, and it provided transportation and logistical supports for conquest, colonization and resource exploitation.Full Answer >
New forms of entertainment sprang up during the Industrial Revolution that included theater, department stores, spectator sports, and enhanced communication by way of newspapers, magazine, telephone, phonograph and wireless. The Industrial Revolution not only saw the rise of new technology that altered people's way of life and provided new forms of entertainment, but it introduced labor changes, such as the regulation of working hours, that enabled people to enjoy more free time and spending power.Full Answer >