Historical Events For December - 18
Sunday, 23 July 2017
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 December - 18 lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on this day in history.
1892 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on this day in history.
1892 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88 on this day in history.
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 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on December - 18.
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 December - 18 jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1904 On December - 18 george Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
1905 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld) on December - 18.
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 On December - 18 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
1909 On December - 18 mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)
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 this day in history.
1912 On December - 18 he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.
1913 The birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman on this day in history.
1913 On December - 18 alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1914 On December - 18 jerry Zipkin, socialite
1915 On December - 18 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 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on December - 18.