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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Friday, 27 March 2015

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  On this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda  

1890  On this day in history edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)  

1892  On December - 18 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres  

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  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  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 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 December - 18.  

1905  Richard Sturzenegger, composer on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher  

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  On December - 18 abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)  

1911  On this day in history helen Vlachos, journalist  

1911  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1913  The birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman on December - 18.  

1913  On December - 18 alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)  

1914  Jerry Zipkin, socialite on December - 18.  

1915  On this day in history 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  On December - 18 dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on December - 18.  

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1602  On this day in history birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

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 December - 18 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 December - 18.  

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on December - 18.  

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on December - 18.  

1290  On this day in history death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

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 December - 18.  

1565  On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62