Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Monday, 05 October 2015
1888 On this day in history gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1890 On this day in history frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.
1890 On this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM) on this day in history.
1892 On December - 18 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres
1892 On December - 18 richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
1894 On December - 18 south Australian women given the vote.
1894 On this day in history cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
1897 On this day in history fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1897 On December - 18 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 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 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 On December - 18 panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent
1904 George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade) on December - 18.
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 December - 18.
1906 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on December - 18.
1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on December - 18.
1908 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on December - 18.
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 December - 18.
1911 Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on December - 18.
1912 On December - 18 he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.
1913 On December - 18 the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman
1913 On December - 18 alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
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 December - 18.
1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on this day in history.