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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

1888  On this day in history gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)  

1890  On December - 18 frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.  

1890  Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on this day in history.  

1890  Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on December - 18.  

1892  On this day in history "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres  

1892  On December - 18 richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88  

1894  South Australian women given the vote on December - 18.  

1894  Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front on this day in history.  

1897  Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on December - 18.  

1897  Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on December - 18.  

1898  On this day in history at a site near Paris, France, Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the world's first official automobile land speed record of 39 miles per hour.  

1898  On this day in history automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)  

1898  On this day in history jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist  

1899  On this day in history fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa  

1899  John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1900  On December - 18 the Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.  

1903  Panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent on December - 18.  

1904  On December - 18 george Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)  

1905  H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld) on December - 18.  

1905  On this day in history richard Sturzenegger, composer  

1906  Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on December - 18.  

1907  Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on this day in history.  

1908  Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on December - 18.  

1909  On this day in history mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)  

1910  On December - 18 abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)  

1911  Helen Vlachos, journalist on December - 18.  

1911  On December - 18 alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79  

1912  On this day in history he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.  

1913  On December - 18 the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman  

1913  Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on December - 18.  

1914  On December - 18 jerry Zipkin, socialite  

1915  President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt  

1915  Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  On December - 18 birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  On this day in history birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on December - 18.  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on December - 18.  

1633  On this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

1633  On December - 18 birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  

Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  On December - 18 death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

0821  On this day in history death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  On this day in history death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on this day in history.  

1442  On this day in history death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on this day in history.  

1505  On this day in history death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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