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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.  

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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  On this day in history birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on December - 18.  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on December - 18.  

1633  On December - 18 birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

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  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on this day in history.  

1133  On this day in history death of hildebert, French writer  

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

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on December - 18.  

1495  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  On December - 18 death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

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