Historical Events Happened In December - 18
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
1888 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on this day in history.
1890 On this day in history frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.
1890 Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on December - 18.
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 On this day in history richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
1894 On December - 18 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 On December - 18 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 Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on December - 18.
1898 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on December - 18.
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on December - 18.
1899 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on December - 18.
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1905 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld) on December - 18.
1905 On December - 18 richard Sturzenegger, composer
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 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 December - 18.
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 December - 18.
1913 On December - 18 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 December - 18.
1915 On December - 18 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 December - 18.