On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1882

Historical Events

  • Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris

Stage and Film Actress Sarah Bernhardt
Stage and Film Actress
Sarah Bernhardt

Famous Birthdays

  • Fiorello La Guardia, American politician (Mayor-R- 1933-45), born in NYC, New York (d. 1947)
  • Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Subramania Bharati, Indian poet and independence activist, born in Ettayapuram, Tirunelveli district, British India (d. 1921)
1882 Highlights

About December 11, 1882

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius