Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Saturday, 28 November 2015
1888 On December - 18 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 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 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 December - 18.
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 December - 18 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 On this day in history john William Glover, composer, dies at 84
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 this day in history george Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
1905 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld) on December - 18.
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1911 On this day in history helen Vlachos, journalist
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 On December - 18 jerry Zipkin, socialite
1915 On December - 18 president Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 On December - 18 pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 On December - 18 dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)