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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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 this day in history.  

1890  Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker  

1897  On this day in history carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70  

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  Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on this day in history.  

1898  Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1903  Panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1905  Richard Sturzenegger, composer on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history 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  On this day in history abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)  

1911  On this day in history helen Vlachos, journalist  

1911  Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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  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  Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on this day in history.  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on this day in history.  

1620  On this day in history birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

1633  On this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

1633  On this day in history birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  

Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  On this day in history death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

0821  On this day in history death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  On this day in history death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  On this day in history death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

1442  On this day in history death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on this day in history.  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.