Historical Events For December - 18
Thursday, 23 February 2017
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 this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 On December - 18 edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)
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 On December - 18 south Australian women given the vote.
1894 On December - 18 cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
1897 On this day in history fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1897 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on December - 18.
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 On December - 18 automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
1898 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on this day in history.
1899 On December - 18 fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa
1899 On December - 18 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 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 On December - 18 richard Sturzenegger, composer
1906 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on December - 18.
1907 On this day in history 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 December - 18.
1910 Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on December - 18.
1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist on this day in history.
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 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 December - 18 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 December - 18.
1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on December - 18.