On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1842

Historical Events

  • Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin, Russian activist and anarchist, born in Moscow (d. 1921)
1842 Highlights

About December 9, 1842

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 178 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius