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Timeline for 1883
19th century | 1880s

1877 • 1878 • 1879 • 1880 • 1881 • 1882 • 1884 • 1885 • 1886 • 1887 • 1888 • 1889

In 1883, Krakatoa erupted. Some time prior to his third incarnation, the Doctor witnessed the eruption of Krakatoa. He also heard Primords for the first time. (TV: Inferno) That same day, a sketch of the Ninth Doctor washed up on a beach on Sumatra — implying the Ninth Doctor also witnessed the eruption. It eventually found its way into Clive Finch's collection of artefacts related to the Doctor. (TV: Rose)

The Torchwood Institute tracked the Doctor to Krakatoa after the eruption. (COMIC: The Time Machination)

The Tenth Doctor and Rose also visited Indonesia and encountered the alien Chalderans. They escaped in the TARDIS just as the volcano erupted. (COMIC: Under the Volcano) The Xylok that later became Sarah Jane Smith's supercomputer, Mr Smith, was released by the explosion. (TV: The Lost Boy)

The Tenth Doctor and Rose face the Chalderans. (COMIC: Under the Volcano)

The Seventh Doctor took Ace to Gabriel Chase to confront her childhood fears of the house. (TV: Ghost Light) The Torchwood Institute later investigated the Doctor's involvement in the Gabriel Chase incident. (COMIC: The Time Machination)

Geoffrey Greystone married Lady Edith Howarth. (PROSE: 64 Carlysle Street)

Neville Albert Miller was born. (PROSE: Salvation)

Hester Stanton was born. (PROSE: Wolfsbane)

Ulysses and Penelope Gate left Marnal with Penelope's mother on Earth to start his exile. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)

The last known quagga supposedly died in Amsterdam Zoo. In reality, the last quagga was sent to the Museum of the Last Ones. (PROSE: The Last Dodo)

Effie Sutherland died. (PROSE: Warring States)

Behind the scenes[]

According to the "Earth-Skaro Timescale" of Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1976, the Earth year 1883 is concurrent to Skaro-year 10,777.