Historical Events in December 1889

  • Dec 4 Explorer Henery Morton Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
  • Dec 7 Gilbert & Sullivan's "Gondoliers" premieres in London

Historic Event

Dec 9 US President Benjamin Harrison dedicates the Chicago Auditorium, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, then largest building in the US

  • Dec 13 Belgium rules on women and child labor law
  • Dec 14 American Academy of Political & Social Science organized in Philadelphia
  • Dec 19 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii
  • Dec 24 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake