On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1882

Historical Events

Historic Event

1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison

Famous Weddings

Nellie Melba

Australian soprano Nellie Melba (21) weds Charles Nesbitt Frederick Armstrong in Brisbane; separate in 1883, marriage dissolved in 1900

1882 Highlights

About December 22, 1882

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn