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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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

1890  Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on this day in history.  

1890  Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on December - 18.  

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  Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88 on December - 18.  

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  On December - 18 fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker  

1897  On this day in history carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70  

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

1898  On this day in history jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist  

1899  Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on December - 18.  

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

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  On this day in history panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent  

1904  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1905  Richard Sturzenegger, composer on December - 18.  

1906  Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on this day in history.  

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

1910  Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history helen Vlachos, journalist  

1911  On this day in history alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79  

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

1913  The birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman on December - 18.  

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 December - 18.  

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

1915  On this day in history dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)  

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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  On December - 18 birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  On this day in history 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  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on December - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on this day in history.  

1495  On December - 18 death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on this day in history.  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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