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)