Historical Events For December - 18
Friday, 26 May 2017
1888 On December - 18 gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1890 Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on this day in history.
1890 On this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on December - 18.
1892 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on this day in history.
1892 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88 on December - 18.
1894 On this day in history 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 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 On December - 18 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 December - 18.
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 On December - 18 panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent
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 On December - 18 richard Sturzenegger, composer
1906 On this day in history edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1907 On this day in history christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
1908 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.
1909 On December - 18 mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)
1910 Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on December - 18.
1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist on December - 18.
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 December - 18.
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 this day in history.