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)