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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Monday, 15 September 2014

1888  On this day in history 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 this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda  

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  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john William Glover, composer, dies at 84  

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  George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade) on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history h V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)  

1905  On this day in history richard Sturzenegger, composer  

1906  On this day in history edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher  

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 this day in history.  

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  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  Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history president Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt  

1915  On this day in history pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt  

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  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  On this day in history birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  On this day in history birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  On this day in history birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

1610  On this day in history birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on this day in history.  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on this day in history.  

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  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on this day in history.  

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

1565  On this day in history benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62