Historical Events In December - 18
Friday, 07 August 2020
1916 The Battle of Verdun (France), one of the bloodiest WWI engagements, ends after 10 months and massive losses to both sides on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history the birth of Betty Grable, American actress
1916 Betty Grable, St Louis, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee) on this day in history.
1917 On December - 18 soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent
1917 Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam) on December - 18.
1918 On this day in history henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72
1919 On this day in history anita O'Day, Chicago, big band jazz singer (Gene Krupa, Stan Kanton)
1919 On December - 18 horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56
1920 On December - 18 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US
1920 On December - 18 rita Streich, German singer
1922 On December - 18 larry D Mann, Toronto Canada, actor (Marty-Accidental Family)
1923 On this day in history international zone of Tangier set up in Morocco
1923 On December - 18 lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
1926 On December - 18 peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)
1927 On December - 18 ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)
1928 On December - 18 jÃ³zef Glemp, Polish cardinal
1928 On this day in history lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55
1929 On this day in history gino Cimoli, American baseball player
1930 On this day in history bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours
1930 On this day in history moose Skowron, American baseball player
1931 Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring) on December - 18.
1931 John T "Legs" Diamond, US gangster, murdered at 35 on this day in history.
1932 On this day in history chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game
1932 Roger Smith, South Gate Calif, actor (77 Sunset Strip) on December - 18.
1932 On December - 18 eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82
1934 On December - 18 boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)
1935 The $1 silver certificate is issued on December - 18.
1935 On December - 18 bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia
1935 Juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies on this day in history.
1936 On this day in history giant panda imported into US
1936 On December - 18 1st giant panda imported into US
1937 S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies on December - 18.
1939 Thousands watched from the shore as the German Pocket Battleship, Graf Spee is scuttled by her crew on this day in history.
1939 On December - 18 finnish army recaptures AglÃ¤jÃ¤rvi