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Historical Events For December - 18

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

1890  On this day in history frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.  

1890  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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 December - 18.  

1897  On December - 18 carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70  

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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  On this day in history automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)  

1898  On December - 18 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  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 this day in history.  

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  Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on this day in history.  

1908  On December - 18 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)  

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

1910  On December - 18 abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)  

1911  On this day in history helen Vlachos, journalist  

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  On December - 18 the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman  

1913  Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history jerry Zipkin, socialite  

1915  On this day in history president Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt  

1915  On this day in history pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt  

1915  Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on December - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

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1507  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  On December - 18 birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on December - 18.  

1602  On this day in history birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

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 December - 18.  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  On December - 18 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  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on December - 18.  

0821  On this day in history death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

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

1290  On December - 18 death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

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

1495  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  On this day in history death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.  

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