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Historical Events In December - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

1939  Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history german submarine U-434 sinks  

1942  On December - 18 charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies  

1944  On this day in history destroyers "Hull," "Spence" and "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Phillippines)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax  

1948  Indonesia begins it's 2nd political election on this day in history.  

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  KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting on December - 18.  

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  Shippingport Atomic Power Station, first nuke plant to generate electricity on this day in history.  

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 this day in history shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity  

1958  On December - 18 first voice from space recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

1959  On December - 18 sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)  

1959  On this day in history dorothy L Sayers, writer, dies at 66  

1960  General Meeting of UN condemns apartheid on this day in history.  

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

1961  Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles on this day in history.  

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

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

1963  On December - 18 clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)  

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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 December - 18.  

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

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

1602  On December - 18 birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

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 December - 18.  

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

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  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on this day in history.  

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on this day in history.  

1133  On December - 18 death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  

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  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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