Historical Events In December - 18
Saturday, 25 May 2019
1888 On December - 18 gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1890 On December - 18 frederick Lugard occupies Uganda for British East Africa Company.
1890 Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda on this day in history.
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 South Australian women given the vote on December - 18.
1894 On December - 18 cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
1897 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker on this day in history.
1897 On December - 18 carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
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 this day in history.
1898 On December - 18 jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1899 On this day in history fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa
1899 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1903 On this day in history panama Canal Zone acquired 'in perpetuity', by the USA for an annual rent
1904 On December - 18 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 this day in history.
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 December - 18.
1908 Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter) on December - 18.
1909 On December - 18 mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)
1910 Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY) on this day in history.
1911 On this day in history helen Vlachos, journalist
1911 On December - 18 alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
1912 he Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson on this day in history.
1913 On December - 18 the birth of Willy Brandt, German statesman
1913 On this day in history alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1914 On this day in history jerry Zipkin, socialite
1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.
1915 Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt on December - 18.
1915 On this day in history dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)