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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.  

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

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on December - 18.  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on this day in history.  

1620  On this day in history birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on December - 18.  

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  On this day in history death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

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

1495  On December - 18 death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

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

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