Historical Events in December 1843

  • Dec 4 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas and rope) patented in Massachusetts

Music History

Dec 4 Robert Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" premieres in Leipzig

  • Dec 6 Amsterdam-Utrecht railway opens
  • Dec 17 Henry Cole, founder of London's V&A Museum, commissions printing of the 1st Christmas card

Historic Publication

Dec 19 "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is published, 6,000 copies sold

  • Dec 25 1st theatre matinee (Olympic Theatre, NYC)