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Historical Events In December - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

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 December - 18 edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)  

1892  On this day in history "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres  

1892  Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88 on December - 18.  

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

1897  On this day in history carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70  

1898  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 on this day in history.  

1898  On December - 18 automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)  

1898  Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on December - 18.  

1899  On December - 18 fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa  

1899  John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on December - 18.  

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  On December - 18 panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent  

1904  On this day in history george Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)  

1905  On December - 18 h V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)  

1905  Richard Sturzenegger, composer on December - 18.  

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  On December - 18 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)  

1909  On December - 18 mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)  

1910  On December - 18 abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)  

1911  Helen Vlachos, journalist on this day in history.  

1911  Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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  The birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman on December - 18.  

1913  On December - 18 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 December - 18.  

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

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

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

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 December - 18 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  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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

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 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  On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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