Historical Events in December 1889

  • Dec 4 Explorer Henery Morton Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
  • Dec 7 Gilbert & Sullivan's "Gondoliers" premieres in London

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Dec 9 US President Benjamin Harrison dedicates the Chicago Auditorium, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, then largest building in the US

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Dec 13 Belgium rules on women and child labor law
  • Dec 14 American Academy of Political & Social Science organized in Philadelphia
  • Dec 19 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii
  • Dec 24 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake