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Historical Events In December - 18

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1888  On this day in history gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)  

1890  Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88  

1894  On this day in history south Australian women given the vote.  

1894  Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front on this day in history.  

1897  Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on this day in history.  

1897  On December - 18 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  Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on this day in history.  

1898  Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on this day in history.  

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  On December - 18 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 December - 18 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 December - 18.  

1905  On December - 18 richard Sturzenegger, composer  

1906  On December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher  

1907  On December - 18 christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)  

1908  Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.  

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

1910  On this day in history abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)  

1911  Helen Vlachos, journalist on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman  

1913  On December - 18 alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)  

1914  Jerry Zipkin, socialite on December - 18.  

1915  President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.  

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

1915  On December - 18 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  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on this day in history.  

1562  On December - 18 birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on December - 18.  

1620  On December - 18 birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

1633  On this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

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  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on December - 18.  

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on December - 18.  

1133  On December - 18 death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  

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

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

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