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Historical Events In December - 18

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

1963  On this day in history winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1964  On December - 18 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  On December - 18 borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1965  On this day in history "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On December - 18 dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1966  On December - 18 gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1967  On December - 18 the British traitor Kim Philby made a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' in Moscow  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1968  On December - 18 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  Britain abolishes death penalty on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1969  "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1970  "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  On December - 18 people United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  On this day in history aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  US began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  On this day in history giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  San Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  On December - 18 george Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  On this day in history cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  On December - 18 john Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires, is executed in Pennsylvania. The Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had allegedly been responsible for some incidences of vigilante justice in the coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On this day in history stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  On December - 18 bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  On this day in history alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  On this day in history mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  On December - 18 raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  On this day in history christopher Guest (Saturday Night Live) and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are married in Los Angeles.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  On this day in history uN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking"  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  On December - 18 benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  Federal Judge Morris E. Lasker sentenced Ivan Boesky,the once mighty arbitrageur to a three-year prison term on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for first time in over 30 years on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87 on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  On December - 18 deForest Kelly, who portrayed Dr. "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek, gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1507  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1610  On December - 18 birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1620  On this day in history birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1633  On this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

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0468  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0821  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1442  On December - 18 death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1505  On December - 18 death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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