Historical Events in December 1889

  • Dec 4 Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
  • Dec 7 Gilbert & Sullivan's "Gondoliers" premieres in London
  • Dec 9 US President Benjamin Harrison dedicates the Chicago Auditorium
  • Dec 13 Belgium rules on women/child labor law
  • Dec 14 American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila
  • Dec 19 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii
  • Dec 24 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake