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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

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1888  Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history 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 December - 18.  

1892  "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on December - 18.  

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  On December - 18 fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker  

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

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 December - 18 jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist  

1899  On December - 18 fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa  

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  On this day in history panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent  

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  On this day in history richard Sturzenegger, composer  

1906  On December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher  

1907  On December - 18 christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)  

1908  Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on December - 18.  

1909  Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide) on December - 18.  

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  On December - 18 alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79  

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 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 December - 18.  

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  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  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on December - 18.  

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  On December - 18 birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

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

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  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on this day in history.  

0821  On December - 18 death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on this day in history.  

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on this day in history.  

1495  On December - 18 death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on December - 18.  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.