Historical Events In December - 18
Friday, 07 August 2020
1888 On this day in history gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1890 On December - 18 frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.
1890 On this day in history lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1890 On December - 18 edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)
1892 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres on December - 18.
1892 On December - 18 richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
1894 On December - 18 south Australian women given the vote.
1894 On this day in history cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
1897 On December - 18 fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1897 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70 on December - 18.
1898 At a site near Paris, France, Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the world's first official automobile land speed record of 39 miles per hour on December - 18.
1898 On December - 18 automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
1898 On this day in history jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on December - 18.
1899 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on December - 18.
1900 The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic on December - 18.
1903 Panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent on December - 18.
1904 On this day in history george Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
1905 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld) on December - 18.
1905 Richard Sturzenegger, composer on this day in history.
1906 On December - 18 edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on December - 18.
1908 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on this day in history.
1909 On December - 18 mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)
1910 On December - 18 abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)
1911 On this day in history helen Vlachos, journalist
1911 Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79 on December - 18.
1912 On this day in history he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.
1913 The birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman on December - 18.
1913 Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight) on December - 18.
1914 On this day in history jerry Zipkin, socialite
1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52) on December - 18.