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Historical Events In December - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

1841  On December - 18 felice Blangini, composer, dies at 60  

1844  On December - 18 lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist  

1846  On December - 18 copper first discovered in Western Australia.  

1848  On this day in history karl Schroder, composer  

1849  On this day in history william Bond obtains first photograph of Moon through a telescope  

1849  William Bond obtains 1st photograph of Moon through a telescope on this day in history.  

1852  Gaetano Coronaro, composer on December - 18.  

1856  On this day in history joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)  

1858  Passy, at Paris: 1st "Samedi soir" i/d villa of lovers Rossini on December - 18.  

1858  Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer, dies at 81 on December - 18.  

1859  On this day in history south Carolina declared an "independent commonwealth"  

1860  On December - 18 edward Alexander MacDowell, US, composer (Indian Suite)  

1861  On December - 18 lionel Monckton, composer  

1862  On this day in history the first orthopedic hospital is organized in New York City (The Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled).  

1862  Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest's Second Raid) on December - 18.  

1862  On this day in history johnson Kelly Duncan, architect/Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 35  

1863  On December - 18 french Ferdinand, archduke of Austria (Sarajevo/WW I)  

1865  Slavery abolished throughout America on this day in history.  

1865  Slavery is abolished in the US as the 13th Amendment to the Consitution is ratified on this day in history.  

1865  On December - 18 1st US cattle importation law passed  

1865  Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer, dies at 70 on December - 18.  

1867  Antoon van Welie, Dutch painter on this day in history.  

1869  Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club plays its 1st game on this day in history.  

1869  On this day in history louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer, dies at 40  

1870  On this day in history andres Randolf, Denmark, actor (The Kiss)  

1872  On this day in history opals first discovered in Australia, at Listowel Downs, Queensland.  

1873  On December - 18 adolf Vogl, composer  

1877  On this day in history max Pallenberg, Austria, actor (Brave Suender)/husb of Fritzi Massary  

1878  French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed on this day in history.  

1879  The birth of Paul Klee, Swiss Painter on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)  

1884  Philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister on this day in history.  

1886  On December - 18 ty Cobb, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers)  

1888  Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde on December - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on this day in history.  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on December - 18.  

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on December - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on December - 18.  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on December - 18.  

1633  On this day in history birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  

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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  On this day in history death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on this day in history.  

1290  On this day in history death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

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

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on this day in history.  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on this day in history.  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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