On This Day

Historical Events in December 1882

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

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Dec 10 Johannes Brahms' "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres

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

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

Stage and Film Actress Sarah Bernhardt
Stage and Film Actress
Sarah Bernhardt

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Dec 14 Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley

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

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison