Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Thursday, 29 September 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 this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on this day in history.
1892 On December - 18 "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 On December - 18 cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
1897 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on this day in history.
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 On this day in history automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
1898 On this day in history 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 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 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 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 On December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1907 On this day in history 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 this day in history mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)
1910 Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on December - 18.
1911 On December - 18 helen Vlachos, journalist
1911 On December - 18 alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
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 On this day in history the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman
1913 Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on this day in history.
1914 On this day in history jerry Zipkin, socialite
1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.
1915 Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.
1915 On December - 18 dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)