Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Wednesday, 02 September 2015
1888 On this day in history gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
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 Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on December - 18.
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 On December - 18 south Australian women given the vote.
1894 On December - 18 cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
1897 On this day in history fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1897 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on this day in history.
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 Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on December - 18.
1898 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on this day in history.
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on December - 18.
1899 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on December - 18.
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 Panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent on December - 18.
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 Richard Sturzenegger, composer on this day in history.
1906 On December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on December - 18.
1908 On this day in history celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
1909 Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide) on this day in history.
1910 Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on this day in history.
1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist on this day in history.
1911 Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
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 On December - 18 dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)