Historical Events In December - 18
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
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 December - 18 lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on December - 18.
1892 On December - 18 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres
1892 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1894 On this day in history south Australian women given the vote.
1894 Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front on December - 18.
1897 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on this day in history.
1897 On this day in history carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
1898 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 on December - 18.
1898 Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on December - 18.
1898 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent
1904 On this day in history george Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
1905 On this day in history 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 On December - 18 christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
1908 On December - 18 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
1909 On this day in history 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 On this day in history alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
1912 he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson on December - 18.
1913 On this day in history the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman
1913 On this day in history alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
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 December - 18 pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on December - 18.