Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
1888 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on December - 18.
1890 On this day in history frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.
1890 Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on December - 18.
1897 On December - 18 carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
1898 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 on this day in history.
1898 On December - 18 automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
1898 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on December - 18.
1899 On this day in history 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 December - 18.
1903 On December - 18 panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent
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 this day in history.
1906 On December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on December - 18.
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 this day in history.
1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist on this day in history.
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 this day in history alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on this day in history.