Historical Events in December 1896

  • Dec 1 1st certified public accountants receive certificates (NY)

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Dec 2 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die versunkene Glocke" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Dec 5 Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer" premieres in Leipzig
  • Dec 6 D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura
  • Dec 8 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG)
  • Dec 10 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
  • Dec 10 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 14 The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company

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Dec 25 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa

  • Dec 30 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5

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Dec 30 Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish.

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal