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Historical Events In December - 18

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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

1844  Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist on this day in history.  

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

1848  Karl Schroder, composer on this day in history.  

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

1849  On this day in history william Bond obtains 1st photograph of Moon through a telescope  

1852  On this day in history gaetano Coronaro, composer  

1856  Joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906) on this day in history.  

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

1858  On December - 18 joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer, dies at 81  

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

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

1861  Lionel Monckton, composer on this day in history.  

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

1862  On December - 18 battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest's Second Raid)  

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  On December - 18 slavery abolished throughout America  

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

1865  1st US cattle importation law passed on December - 18.  

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

1867  Antoon van Welie, Dutch painter on December - 18.  

1869  On this day in history canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club plays its 1st game  

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

1870  Andres Randolf, Denmark, actor (The Kiss) on December - 18.  

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

1873  Adolf Vogl, composer on December - 18.  

1877  Max Pallenberg, Austria, actor (Brave Suender)/husb of Fritzi Massary on this day in history.  

1878  French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed on December - 18.  

1879  The birth of Paul Klee, Swiss Painter on December - 18.  

1879  Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine) on this day in history.  

1884  On December - 18 philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister  

1886  Ty Cobb, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers) on this day in history.  

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  On December - 18 birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  On December - 18 birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  On December - 18 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  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on this day in history.  

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

1633  On December - 18 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 December - 18 death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

0821  On this day in history death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  On December - 18 death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  On December - 18 death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

1442  On December - 18 death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on December - 18.  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on December - 18.  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.  

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