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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Friday, 31 October 2014

1888  On this day in history gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)  

1890  On December - 18 frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.  

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

1890  On this day in history 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 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  Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on December - 18.  

1897  Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on December - 18.  

1898  On this day in history 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 December - 18 jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist  

1899  Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on December - 18.  

1899  On this day in history john William Glover, composer, dies at 84  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1906  On December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher  

1907  On this day in history 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  On this day in history abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)  

1911  On December - 18 helen Vlachos, journalist  

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  Jerry Zipkin, socialite on December - 18.  

1915  President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.  

1915  Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)  

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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  On December - 18 birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1602  On December - 18 birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

1610  On December - 18 birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On December - 18 death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  

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

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on December - 18.  

1505  On this day in history death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.