Historical Events in December 1885

  • Dec 2 Opera "Regina di Saba" premieres in Vienna
  • Dec 7 49th Congress (1885-87) convenes
  • Dec 17 France declares Madagascar a protectorate

Historic Event

Dec 22 Itō Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan

Historic Event

Dec 22 Pope Leo XIII proclaims extraordinary jubilee