Historical Events In December - 18
Monday, 02 August 2021
1888 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady) on this day in history.
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 On December - 18 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres
1892 On this day in history richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
1894 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph) on December - 18.
1898 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist on December - 18.
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa on December - 18.
1899 On this day in history john William Glover, composer, dies at 84
1900 On this day in history 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.
1903 On this day in history panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent
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 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher on this day in history.
1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon) on this day in history.
1908 On December - 18 celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
1909 Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide) on this day in history.
1910 On December - 18 abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)
1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist on December - 18.
1911 On this day in history alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
1912 On December - 18 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 Jerry Zipkin, socialite on December - 18.
1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on this day in history.
1915 On December - 18 pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1915 On December - 18 dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)