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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

1888  Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on December - 18.  

1890  On this day in history frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.  

1890  Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on this day in history.  

1890  On December - 18 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 December - 18.  

1894  On this day in history south Australian women given the vote.  

1894  On December - 18 cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front  

1897  Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on December - 18.  

1897  On December - 18 carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70  

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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  Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on December - 18.  

1899  On this day in history fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa  

1899  On December - 18 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 December - 18.  

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  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 December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher  

1907  Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on December - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

1911  Helen Vlachos, journalist on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79  

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

1913  On this day in history alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)  

1914  Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On December - 18 birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

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

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on December - 18.  

1602  On December - 18 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 this day in history.  

1633  On December - 18 birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on December - 18.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  On December - 18 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 this day in history.  

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

1442  On December - 18 death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  On December - 18 death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

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

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