On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1894

Historical Events

  • -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane

Music History

Claude Debussy's first orchestral masterpiece "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris

Composer Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy

Historic Event

French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)

Jewish Artillery Officer Alfred Dreyfus
Jewish Artillery Officer
Alfred Dreyfus
  • United States Golf Association forms in New York
1894 Highlights

About December 22, 1894

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn