On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith
  • Dec 29 Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)