On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1892

Historical Events

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Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres

Composer Anton Bruckner
Anton Bruckner

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, now the world's most performed ballet; his final opera "Isolanta" also premieres

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), dies at 88
1892 Highlights

About December 18, 1892

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 128 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius