Historical Events in December 1881

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Henry Morton Stanley founds Leopoldville (now Kinshasa)

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Dec 4 The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
  • Dec 5 47th Congress (1881-83) convenes
  • Dec 8 Vienna's Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850
  • Dec 19 Opera "Hérodiade" is produced (Brussels)