Historical Events in December 1882

  • Dec 2 Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium
  • Dec 6 Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit

Music History

Dec 10 Johannes Brahms' choir and orchestra piece "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres in Basel

  • Dec 11 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"

Theater Premiere

Dec 11 Victorien Sardous play "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt premieres in Paris

Historic Event

Dec 14 Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo

Historic Event

Dec 22 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison