Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Friday, 12 February 2016
1888 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on December - 18.
1890 Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on this day in history.
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 "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 this day in history.
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 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 this day in history automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
1898 On this day in history jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1899 On this day in history fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa
1899 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1900 On December - 18 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 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 On this day in history richard Sturzenegger, composer
1906 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on this day in history.
1907 On December - 18 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 On this day in history 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 December - 18.
1913 Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on this day in history.
1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.
1915 On December - 18 president Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.
1915 On this day in history dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)