Historical Events in December 1894

  • Dec 5 Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 9 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
  • Dec 14 Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
  • Dec 14 Test cricket debut of future Australian captain Joe Darling, great all-rounder Ernie Jones and outstanding England batsman Archie MacLaren; England wins 1st Test in Sydney by 10 runs
  • Dec 15 Day 2 of first cricket test between Australia and England, Australia 586 runs (Gregory 201) England 3-130
  • Dec 17 Cricket day 3 1T Australia v Engand; England 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st innings
  • Dec 18 Day 4 of the 1st cricket test Australia v England, England following on 4-268, 7 in front
  • Dec 20 England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day

Historic Event

Dec 21 Mackenzie Bowell becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Canada

  • Dec 22 -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane

Music History

Dec 22 Claude Debussy's first orchestral masterpiece "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris

Historic Event

Dec 22 French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)

  • Dec 22 United States Golf Association forms in New York
  • Dec 24 Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm
  • Dec 25 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, University of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football