Historical Events in December 1897

  • Dec 6 London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxicabs.
  • Dec 9 Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris.
  • Dec 12 Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest, Romania
  • Dec 12 Rudolph Dirks' 1st Katzenjammer cartoon strip in NY Journal
  • Dec 12 Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded.

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Dec 14 Emilio Aguinaldo signs the Pact of Biak-na-Bato, to end hostilities and dissolve his government, in exchange for amnesty and "$800,000 (Mexican)" as an indemnity

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Dec 16 1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated
  • Dec 27 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2
  • Dec 28 Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 30 Province of Zululand annexed to Natal colony
  • Dec 31 Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898)