On This Day

Historical Events in December 1890

Music Premiere

Dec 5 Hector Berlioz's opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Dec 16 Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN
  • Dec 18 Frederick Lugard's British expedition to Meng and Kampala, Uganda
  • Dec 21 Pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht"
  • Dec 22 Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.
  • Dec 26 King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company

Wounded Knee Massacre

Dec 29 US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota