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Historical Events Happened In December - 18

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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  On this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda  

1890  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1894  On this day in history 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 this day in history carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

1905  On this day in history h V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)  

1905  On this day in history richard Sturzenegger, composer  

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  Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.  

1909  Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)  

1914  On this day in history jerry Zipkin, socialite  

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

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)  

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

1602  On this day in history birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

1610  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

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 this day in history death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on this day in history.  

1133  On this day in history death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on this day in history.  

1442  On this day in history death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

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

1565  On this day in history benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62