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.
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)