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Historical Events For December - 18

Thursday, 23 February 2017

1888  Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.  

1890  On this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda  

1890  On December - 18 edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)  

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

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

1894  On December - 18 south Australian women given the vote.  

1894  On December - 18 cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front  

1897  On this day in history fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker  

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

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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 December - 18 automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)  

1898  Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on this day in history.  

1899  On December - 18 fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa  

1899  On December - 18 john William Glover, composer, dies at 84  

1900  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 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history h V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)  

1905  On December - 18 richard Sturzenegger, composer  

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

1907  On this day in history christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)  

1908  On December - 18 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)  

1909  Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide) on December - 18.  

1910  Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on December - 18.  

1911  Helen Vlachos, journalist on this day in history.  

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  Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on this day in history.  

1914  On December - 18 jerry Zipkin, socialite  

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

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 December - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on December - 18.  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on December - 18.  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on this day in history.  

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

1633  On December - 18 birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

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

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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  Death of Hildebert, French writer on this day in history.  

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

1442  On December - 18 death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

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

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.  

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