Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Thursday, 28 July 2016
1888 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on December - 18.
1890 Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on December - 18.
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 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on December - 18.
1892 On this day in history richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
1894 South Australian women given the vote on this day in history.
1894 Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front on this day in history.
1897 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on December - 18.
1897 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on this day in history.
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 Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on this day in history.
1898 On December - 18 jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
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 December - 18.
1900 On this day in history 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.
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 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 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 this day in history.
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 December - 18 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 this day in history the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman
1913 On December - 18 alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.
1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.
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.