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Historical Events For December - 18

Thursday, 08 December 2016

1888  Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on December - 18.  

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

1890  On December - 18 lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda  

1890  Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on December - 18.  

1892  "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on December - 18.  

1892  Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88 on December - 18.  

1894  South Australian women given the vote on this day in history.  

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.  

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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  Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on December - 18.  

1898  Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on December - 18.  

1899  Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on December - 18.  

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

1905  On December - 18 richard Sturzenegger, composer  

1906  On December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher  

1907  On December - 18 christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)  

1908  Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.  

1909  On December - 18 mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)  

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  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  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  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on December - 18.  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on December - 18.  

1610  On December - 18 birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on this day in history.  

1633  On this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

1633  On this day in history birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  

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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  On December - 18 death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  On this day in history death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  

1442  On this day in history death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

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

1505  On December - 18 death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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