Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Saturday, 29 November 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 December - 18.
1890 Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on this day in history.
1890 Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on December - 18.
1892 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on December - 18.
1892 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1894 South Australian women given the vote on December - 18.
1894 On December - 18 cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
1897 On December - 18 fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1897 On December - 18 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 December - 18 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 December - 18.
1899 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
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 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 December - 18.
1905 On this day in history richard Sturzenegger, composer
1906 On this day in history 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 Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on December - 18.
1911 On this day in history helen Vlachos, journalist
1911 On December - 18 alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
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 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 December - 18 pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on this day in history.