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"

Theater Premiere

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

Famous Birthdays

Fiorello La GuardiaFiorello La Guardia (1882-1947)

American politician and Mayor of New York City (Republican: 1933-45), born in NYC, New York

  • 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? 139 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius