On This Day

Historical Events in December 1896

  • Dec 1 1st certified public accountants receive certificates (NY)

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Dec 2 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Die versunkene Glocke" premieres in Berlin

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Dec 5 Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer" premieres in Leipzig
  • Dec 6 D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura
  • Dec 10 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 14 The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa

  • Dec 30 Stanley Cup, Granite Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Ernie McLea scores a hat-trick as Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5; first SC Challenge game played outside of Montreal

BattleExecution

Dec 30 Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal