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Events in History 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer" premieres in Leipzig

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Playwright
Henrik Ibsen
  • Dec 6 D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura
  • Dec 10 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris

Marconi's Dream: Telegraphy Without WiresMarconi's Dream: Telegraphy Without Wires

Dec 11 Chief Electrical Engineer of the British Post Office, William Preece, gives a public lecture in London called "Telegraphy without Wires", praising the work of 22 year old Guglielmo Marconi

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Marconi with his telegraphic box of tricks
Marconi with his telegraphic box of tricks
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  • Dec 14 The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company

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