Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
1888 On this day in history gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1890 On December - 18 frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.
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 On December - 18 richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
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 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 On December - 18 george Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
1905 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld) on December - 18.
1905 On this day in history richard Sturzenegger, composer
1906 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on December - 18.
1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on this day in history.
1908 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on December - 18.
1909 On this day in history mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)
1910 On December - 18 abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)
1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist on December - 18.
1911 On December - 18 alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
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 December - 18.
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.