Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
1888 On this day in history gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1890 On this day in history frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.
1890 Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on December - 18.
1890 On December - 18 edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)
1892 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on December - 18.
1892 On December - 18 richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
1894 South Australian women given the vote on December - 18.
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.
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 December - 18 automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
1898 On this day in history jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1899 On December - 18 fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa
1899 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on December - 18.
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 this day in history.
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 Richard Sturzenegger, composer on December - 18.
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 this day in history celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
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 December - 18.
1911 On December - 18 helen Vlachos, journalist
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 The birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman on this day in history.
1913 On December - 18 alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite on December - 18.
1915 On this day in history president Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
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.