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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Sunday, 23 November 2014

1888  On December - 18 gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)  

1890  On December - 18 frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.  

1890  On this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda  

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 this day in history.  

1897  Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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 December - 18.  

1898  On December - 18 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 this day in history.  

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 December - 18.  

1904  On December - 18 george Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)  

1905  On December - 18 h V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)  

1905  On this day in history richard Sturzenegger, composer  

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

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

1910  On this day in history abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)  

1911  On December - 18 helen Vlachos, journalist  

1911  On December - 18 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  On this day in history jerry Zipkin, socialite  

1915  President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.  

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)  

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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  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on December - 18.  

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  On this day in history birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1620  On this day in history birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

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 this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  On this day in history death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on this day in history.  

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on December - 18.  

1290  On this day in history death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on this day in history.  

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on this day in history.  

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

1565  On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62