Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Wednesday, 01 October 2014
1888 On this day in history 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 December - 18 lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 On this day in history edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)
1892 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 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 this day in history 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 On December - 18 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 December - 18 george Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
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 this day in history.
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 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 Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on December - 18.
1911 On December - 18 helen Vlachos, journalist
1911 Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
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 On December - 18 the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman
1913 Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on December - 18.
1914 On December - 18 jerry Zipkin, socialite
1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.
1915 Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.
1915 On December - 18 dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)