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Historical Events For December - 18

Friday, 20 January 2017

1888  Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1890  Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1890  On this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda  Click To Search About This In Google

1890  On this day in history edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)  Click To Search About This In Google

1892  On this day in history "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres  Click To Search About This In Google

1892  Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88 on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1894  South Australian women given the vote on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1894  Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1897  On this day in history fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker  Click To Search About This In Google

1897  On December - 18 carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70  Click To Search About This In Google

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1898  On December - 18 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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1898  On this day in history automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)  Click To Search About This In Google

1898  On December - 18 jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist  Click To Search About This In Google

1899  Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1899  John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1900  On this day in history 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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1903  Panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1904  George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1905  On December - 18 h V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)  Click To Search About This In Google

1905  On December - 18 richard Sturzenegger, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1906  Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1907  Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1908  On December - 18 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)  Click To Search About This In Google

1909  On December - 18 mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)  Click To Search About This In Google

1910  Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1911  Helen Vlachos, journalist on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1911  Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1912  he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1913  The birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1913  Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1914  On December - 18 jerry Zipkin, socialite  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  On this day in history pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt  Click To Search About This In Google

1915  Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1562  On this day in history birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1602  On this day in history birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  Click To Search About This In Google

1610  On December - 18 birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  Click To Search About This In Google

1620  On this day in history birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  Click To Search About This In Google

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1633  On this day in history birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on December - 18.  Click To Search About This In Google

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1442  On this day in history death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  Click To Search About This In Google

1495  On December - 18 death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  Click To Search About This In Google

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1565  On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  Click To Search About This In Google

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