What Happened on December 11, 1882

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
  • Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R- 1933-45), born in NYC, New York
  • Max Born, Germany, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954)
  • Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)