Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Friday, 31 October 2014
1888 On this day in history gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1890 On December - 18 frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.
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 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 December - 18 south Australian women given the vote.
1894 On this day in history 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 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on December - 18.
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 On December - 18 jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on December - 18.
1899 On this day in history 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 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 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 this day in history.
1910 On this day in history 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 On December - 18 he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.
1913 On December - 18 the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman
1913 On December - 18 alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite on December - 18.
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 this day in history.
1915 On this day in history dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)