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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Wednesday, 04 March 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  Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on December - 18.  

1890  On December - 18 edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)  

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

1892  On December - 18 richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88  

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 this day in history 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  On December - 18 fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa  

1899  John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on December - 18.  

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  George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade) on December - 18.  

1905  On this day in history h V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)  

1905  Richard Sturzenegger, composer on December - 18.  

1906  Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on December - 18.  

1907  On this day in history christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)  

1908  On this day in history celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)  

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  On December - 18 helen Vlachos, journalist  

1911  On December - 18 alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79  

1912  On this day in history he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.  

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  Jerry Zipkin, socialite on December - 18.  

1915  On this day in history 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.  

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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 December - 18.  

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

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

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

1610  On this day in history birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1620  On December - 18 birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

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 this day in history.  

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 December - 18.  

1565  On this day in history benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62