On This Day

Historical Events in December 1892

  • Dec 5 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • Dec 9 English football club Newcastle United founded
  • Dec 16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • Dec 17 Tchaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette" premieres in St Petersburg

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 18 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, now the world's most performed ballet; his final opera "Isolanta" also premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 18 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres

Composer Anton Bruckner
Composer
Anton Bruckner
  • Dec 20 Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
  • Dec 26 Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)
  • Dec 27 Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC)
  • Dec 27 N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game
  • Dec 30 Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal