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Historical Events In December - 18

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

1939  On this day in history matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51  

1940  On December - 18 munitions Minister C.D.Howe and 152 other survivors of the torpedoed lines SS Western Prince arive in Britian  

1941  On December - 18 german submarine U-434 sinks  

1942  On this day in history charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies  

1944  Destroyers "Hull," "Spence" and "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Phillippines) on this day in history.  

1944  On December - 18 destroyers "Hull," "Spence" & "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Philippines)  

1945  Uruguay joins the United Nations on December - 18.  

1945  On this day in history uruguay joins UN  

1946  TV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run on December - 18.  

1947  On December - 18 pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax  

1948  On this day in history indonesia begins it's 2nd political election  

1948  Janet Fay, hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers on this day in history.  

1949  On December - 18 phila Eagles beat LA Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game  

1952  Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleve Indians president on December - 18.  

1953  On December - 18 kATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting  

1956  On December - 18 japan admitted to UN  

1956  "To Tell the Truth" debuts on CBS-TV on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history shippingport Atomic Power Station, first nuke plant to generate electricity  

1957  On this day in history the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, goes online.  

1957  Shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity on December - 18.  

1958  First voice from space recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower on this day in history.  

1958  Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day) on December - 18.  

1958  On this day in history project SCORE, the world's first experimental communications satellite, was launched  

1958  On this day in history test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equip  

1958  On December - 18 1st test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equip  

1958  On this day in history first voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower  

1959  Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL) on December - 18.  

1959  Dorothy L Sayers, writer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1960  On December - 18 general Meeting of UN condemns apartheid  

1961  On December - 18 india annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu  

1961  Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles on December - 18.  

1962  Dmitri Shostakovitch' 13th Symphony, premieres in Moscow on this day in history.  

1963  On December - 18 muskegon, MI gets 3' of snow  

1963  Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  On December - 18 birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on December - 18.  

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on December - 18.  

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

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on December - 18.  

1620  On this day in history birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on December - 18.  

1633  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  On this day in history death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

1442  On December - 18 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 this day in history benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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