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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Thursday, 28 July 2016

1888  Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on December - 18.  

1890  Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on December - 18.  

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

1890  On this day in history edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)  

1892  "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on December - 18.  

1892  On this day in history richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88  

1894  South Australian women given the vote on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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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.  

1898  Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on this day in history.  

1898  On December - 18 jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist  

1899  Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on this day in history.  

1899  John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on December - 18.  

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.  

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

1904  George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade) on December - 18.  

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

1905  Richard Sturzenegger, composer on this day in history.  

1906  On December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher  

1907  On December - 18 christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)  

1908  Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.  

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

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

1911  On December - 18 helen Vlachos, journalist  

1911  Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on December - 18.  

1912  he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson on December - 18.  

1913  On this day in history the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman  

1913  On December - 18 alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)  

1914  Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.  

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

1915  Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.  

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  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on this day in history.  

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

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  On December - 18 birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

1610  On this day in history birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on this day in history.  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  On this day in history death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on this day in history.  

1133  On December - 18 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 December - 18.  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on December - 18.  

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

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