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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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

1890  Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on this day in history.  

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  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  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 this day in history.  

1897  Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist  

1899  Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on this day in history.  

1899  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1905  Richard Sturzenegger, composer on this day in history.  

1906  Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on this day in history.  

1907  Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)  

1909  On this day in history mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)  

1910  Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on this day in history.  

1911  Helen Vlachos, journalist on this day in history.  

1911  Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1912  On this day in history he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on this day in history.  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

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 this day in history.  

1442  On this day in history death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on this day in history.  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on this day in history.  

1565  On this day in history benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62