1883 1884 1885
- Berlin Conference to regulation colonialism in Africa.
- Borodin, a.k.a. George Brown, a.k.a. Mikhail Markovich Grunzeberg is born in the Pale in western Russia.
- February 26: Angl-Portugese Treaty signed to help carve up southern Africa.
- March 13: The Sudanese army of the Mahdi (Muhammad Ahmad) lay seige to Khartoum.
- April 1: U.S. Senate votes to support U.S. Pres. Chester Arthur's position on the colonial enterprise in the Congo of Leopold II, King of the Belgians.