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Historical Events in December 1857

  • Dec 8 1st production of Dion Boucicault's "Poor of New York"
  • Dec 16 Earthquake in Naples, Italy

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 29 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Die Hunnenschlacht" premieres in Weimar

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria