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Historical Events In December - 18

Thursday, 24 September 2020

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  German submarine U-434 sinks on December - 18.  

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

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

1944  Destroyers "Hull," "Spence" & "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Philippines) on December - 18.  

1945  Uruguay joins the United Nations on December - 18.  

1945  On December - 18 uruguay joins UN  

1946  On December - 18 tV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run  

1947  Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax on December - 18.  

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

1948  On this day in history janet Fay, hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers  

1949  On this day in history 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 this day in history japan admitted to UN  

1956  "To Tell the Truth" debuts on CBS-TV on December - 18.  

1957  Shippingport Atomic Power Station, first nuke plant to generate electricity on December - 18.  

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

1957  On this day in history 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  Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day) on this day in history.  

1958  Project SCORE, the world's first experimental communications satellite, was launched on this day in history.  

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

1958  On this day in history 1st test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equip  

1958  First voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower on December - 18.  

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 this day in history india annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu  

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

1962  On December - 18 dmitri Shostakovitch' 13th Symphony, premieres in Moscow  

1963  Muskegon, MI gets 3' of snow on December - 18.  

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  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on December - 18.  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on December - 18.  

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

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on this day in history.  

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  

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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  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on this day in history.  

1133  On December - 18 death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  On December - 18 death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

1442  On December - 18 death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on this day in history.  

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

1565  On this day in history benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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