Historical Events For December - 18
Friday, 20 January 2017
1888 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on this day in history.
1890 Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on December - 18.
1890 On this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 On this day in history edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)
1892 On this day in history "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres
1892 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88 on December - 18.
1894 South Australian women given the vote on December - 18.
1894 Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front on December - 18.
1897 On this day in history fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1897 On December - 18 carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
1898 On December - 18 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 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on this day in history.
1899 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on December - 18.
1900 On this day in history 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 Panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent on this day in history.
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 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on December - 18.
1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on December - 18.
1908 On December - 18 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
1909 On December - 18 mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)
1910 Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on this day in history.
1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist on December - 18.
1911 Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on December - 18.
1912 he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson on this day in history.
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 On December - 18 jerry Zipkin, socialite
1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.
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 this day in history.