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Historical Events In December - 18

Sunday, 16 January 2022

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  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 December - 18.  

1892  On this day in history richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88  

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 December - 18.  

1897  Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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  On December - 18 jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist  

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  George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade) on this day in history.  

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

1905  On this day in history richard Sturzenegger, composer  

1906  On this day in history edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher  

1907  Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on December - 18.  

1908  On this day in history celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)  

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

1910  Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on this day in history.  

1911  Helen Vlachos, journalist on December - 18.  

1911  Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on December - 18.  

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  On December - 18 the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman  

1913  Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on December - 18.  

1914  Jerry Zipkin, socialite on this day in history.  

1915  On December - 18 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  On December - 18 birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1602  On this day in history birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

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 this day in history.  

1633  On December - 18 birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  

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

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on December - 18.  

1290  On December - 18 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  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

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

1565  On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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