Historical Events In December - 18
Thursday, 13 May 2021
1888 On December - 18 gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1890 Frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company on December - 18.
1890 Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on this day in history.
1890 On December - 18 edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)
1892 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on December - 18.
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 December - 18 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 December - 18 carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
1898 On December - 18 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 this day in history.
1899 On this day in history john William Glover, composer, dies at 84
1900 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 on December - 18.
1903 Panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent on this day in history.
1904 On December - 18 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 this day in history.
1906 On this day in history edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
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 Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide) on December - 18.
1910 On December - 18 abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)
1911 On this day in history helen Vlachos, journalist
1911 On December - 18 alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
1912 he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson on this day in history.
1913 The birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman on December - 18.
1913 Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on this day in history.
1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history president Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.
1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on December - 18.