Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
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 December - 18.
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 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 On December - 18 fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1897 On this day in history carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
1898 On December - 18 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 this day in history automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
1898 On this day in history jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on December - 18.
1899 On December - 18 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 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 this day in history.
1905 Richard Sturzenegger, composer on December - 18.
1906 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on this day in history.
1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on this day in history.
1908 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on December - 18.
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 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 December - 18 alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.
1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.
1915 On this day in history pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 On this day in history dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)