Historical Events in December 1891

  • Dec 2 52nd Congress (1891-93) convenes
  • Dec 7 52nd US Congress (1st to appropriate $1 billion) holds 1st session
  • Dec 19 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore
  • Dec 19 Canadian Rugby Union forms
  • Dec 20 Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses

Sports History

Dec 21 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Dec 29 Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)