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Historical Events In December - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

1916  On this day in history the Battle of Verdun (France), one of the bloodiest WWI engagements, ends after 10 months and massive losses to both sides.  

1916  The birth of Betty Grable, American actress on December - 18.  

1916  On December - 18 betty Grable, St Louis, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee)  

1917  Soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent on December - 18.  

1917  On this day in history ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)  

1918  On December - 18 henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72  

1919  Anita O'Day, Chicago, big band jazz singer (Gene Krupa, Stan Kanton) on this day in history.  

1919  Horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56 on December - 18.  

1920  1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US on this day in history.  

1920  Rita Streich, German singer on this day in history.  

1922  Larry D Mann, Toronto Canada, actor (Marty-Accidental Family) on December - 18.  

1923  International zone of Tangier set up in Morocco on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter  

1926  Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon) on December - 18.  

1927  On this day in history ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)  

1928  Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal on December - 18.  

1928  Lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1929  On December - 18 gino Cimoli, American baseball player  

1930  On this day in history bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours  

1930  Moose Skowron, American baseball player on this day in history.  

1931  Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring) on this day in history.  

1931  On December - 18 john T "Legs" Diamond, US gangster, murdered at 35  

1932  Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history roger Smith, South Gate Calif, actor (77 Sunset Strip)  

1932  Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1934  Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21) on this day in history.  

1935  The $1 silver certificate is issued on December - 18.  

1935  Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia on this day in history.  

1935  Juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies on this day in history.  

1936  Giant panda imported into US on December - 18.  

1936  1st giant panda imported into US on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history s S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies  

1939  Thousands watched from the shore as the German Pocket Battleship, Graf Spee is scuttled by her crew on December - 18.  

1939  Finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi on December - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on this day in history.  

1562  On this day in history birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

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  

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

1133  On this day in history death of hildebert, French writer  

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 December - 18 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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