Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Saturday, 30 May 2015
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 December - 18 lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on this day in history.
1892 On this day in history "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres
1892 On this day in history richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
1894 On December - 18 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 On December - 18 fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1897 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on December - 18.
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 December - 18 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 December - 18.
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 December - 18.
1904 George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade) on December - 18.
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 Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide) on this day in history.
1910 On December - 18 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 December - 18.
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 December - 18 the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman
1913 Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on December - 18.
1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.
1915 On December - 18 president Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.
1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on this day in history.