Historical Events For December - 18
Thursday, 30 March 2017
1888 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on this day in history.
1890 Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on this day in history.
1890 On December - 18 lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on this day in history.
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 On December - 18 south Australian women given the vote.
1894 Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front on December - 18.
1897 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on December - 18.
1897 On this day in history 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 Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on this day in history.
1898 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on December - 18.
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 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 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 this day in history edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1907 On this day in history christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
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 On December - 18 abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)
1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist on this day in history.
1911 Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on December - 18.
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 December - 18.
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 On December - 18 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)