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Historical Events In December - 18

Monday, 19 April 2021

1939  Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51 on December - 18.  

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

1941  On December - 18 german submarine U-434 sinks  

1942  On December - 18 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  Destroyers "Hull," "Spence" & "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Philippines) on this day in history.  

1945  Uruguay joins the United Nations on this day in history.  

1945  Uruguay joins UN on this day in history.  

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  Indonesia begins it's 2nd political election on this day in history.  

1948  Janet Fay, hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers on December - 18.  

1949  Phila Eagles beat LA Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleve Indians president  

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

1956  On this day in history 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 December - 18 the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, goes online.  

1957  On December - 18 shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity  

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

1958  On December - 18 niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)  

1958  Project SCORE, the world's first experimental communications satellite, was launched on December - 18.  

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

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

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 this day in history general Meeting of UN condemns apartheid  

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

1961  On December - 18 britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles  

1962  Dmitri Shostakovitch' 13th Symphony, premieres in Moscow on December - 18.  

1963  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

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

1569  On this day in history birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

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

1610  On December - 18 birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

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

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on December - 18.  

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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 December - 18 death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on December - 18.  

1495  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  On December - 18 death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.  

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