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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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

1890  Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on this day in history.  

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  "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on this day in history.  

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  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  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  Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on this day in history.  

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

1899  John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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  Panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent on December - 18.  

1904  George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade) on this day in history.  

1905  On December - 18 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 this day in history.  

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  Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide) on December - 18.  

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 December - 18 alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79  

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

1913  On this day in history the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman  

1913  Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on this day in history.  

1914  Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.  

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 December - 18.  

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  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1569  On this day in history birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

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

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

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on December - 18.  

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