Historical Events in December 1894

  • Dec 5 Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 9 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
  • Dec 14 Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
  • Dec 14 Test Cricket debut of Joe Darling, Ernie Jones, Archie MacLaren
  • Dec 15 Cricket day 2 1st T Aus v Eng Aus 586 (Gregory 201) England 3-130
  • Dec 17 Cricket day 3 1T Australia v Engand; England 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st innings
  • Dec 18 Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
  • Dec 19 Cricket day 5 1T Aus v Eng Eng 437 all out, Aus need 177 are 2-113
  • Dec 20 England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day

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Dec 21 Mackenzie Bowell becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Canada

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • Dec 22 -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane

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Dec 22 Claude Debussy's "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris

Composer Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy
  • Dec 22 United States Golf Association forms (NYC)
  • Dec 22 French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)
  • Dec 24 Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm
  • Dec 24 Soccer team Achilles '94 forms in Axes
  • Dec 25 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, University of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football